1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 23, 2015 12:51 PM by xfxsupport

    XFIRE BROKEN in SWBF 15.11.1 drivers




      Last 2 days I've been struggling with these drivers and SWBF with xfire enabled. The loading screen during map changes resulted in flashing/strobing scenes, menu lag and also resulted in stuttering of sound. Maps would take around 1-2mins to load, sometimes kicking me out of the server due to cpu not responding to network traffic.

      Pure speculation but it seemed like the VRAM wasn't filling up properly, probably due to downclocked GPU/MEM and CPU being @ 100%.


      Both 7970Ghz cards were getting downclocked to 300MHzGPU/150Mhz MEM, causing the CPU to go to 100%. Also the load times were super slow.


      Finally I decided to disable xfire and the game loads the next map instantly, the single card slightly drops to 500/1500 for maybe a couple of seconds during loading and is back to normal. Sound stuttering has also stopped.


      The game did actually run perfect with xfire once it finally loaded. Stable 60 fps, vsync on @ 1440p.

      Now with single card it's between 60-45fps, so still playable.



      WIN 10 Pro

      i5 3570K @4.2

      16 DDR3


      2x XFX 7970GHz 1080/1590 xfire

      Sound Blaster Live


      PLS FIX so my kittens are happy!

        • Re: XFIRE BROKEN in SWBF 15.11.1 drivers



          We're sorry you are having issues with your Xfire.  did you mean, "The game did actually run perfect with(OUT) xfire once it finally loaded"?


          It does sound like a driver issue, but id be surprised if the drivers themselves were written wrong.  Are you using the newest beta drivers? 15.11?


          Tutorial for proper driver installation.


          1-Load windows with only your primary graphics card plugged in.

          2-Disable any and ALL anti-virus/malware protection.

          3-Download and Run the 15.11 (or latest) drivers from AMD.com (Omega drivers do not have Uninstall built in, you have to do it through add/remove, which is okay)

          4-Choose to Uninstall/express (may not be available in newest version, download an older version) the existing drivers, and AMD folder

          5-Restart the computer.

          6-Disable any and ALL anti-virus/malware protection.

          7-Run the 15.10 drivers from AMD.com

          8-Choose to Install/Express the drivers

          9-Restart.  Confirm settings are working in windows.

          10-Shutdown and add 2nd/3rd cards for Xfire.

          11-Respond to this ticket if you have any further questions

          ** If you have nvidia drivers on your computer, you might need to run the Uninstall feature of Nvidias driver as well.