1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 26, 2016 8:00 PM by goodplay

    Poor performance from a card(HD 7970) that should do better?


      Hi all,


      I've had this pc for a while now, and it's never really performed the way you'd expect it to, but its always been good enough to do what I wanted it to do with some slight nerfing.

      Lately though, it has gotten noticably worse.  It lags on Skyrim, lags on Witcher 3, lags on Black Desert Online, etc.


      I'm talking poor fps, snaggy game play, etc.  Granted this isn't a brand new machine/card, but it should be able to max these things no problem and doesn't (and never has).

      I've tried various settings, updated drivers, and in the end had to nerf the graphics on things, which I shouldn't have to do.

      I maintain it regularly:  Its clean, its updated, disk is defragged, all that good stuff.

      I don't really speak the language DXDiag does, so I'm wondering does anybody see anything in this read out that would explain my poor performance on games?


      I'm on the verge of trying a new card, and am trying to find other answers first.



      My DX Diag info is below, this is a slightly shorter version... I didn't want my post to take 8 years to read.


      Available OS Memory: 12194MB RAM

                Page File: 3663MB used, 20724MB available

              Windows Dir: C:\Windows

          DirectX Version: DirectX 11

      DX Setup Parameters: Not found

         User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)

      System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

           DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode



      DxDiag Notes


            Display Tab 1: No problems found.

              Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

              Sound Tab 2: No problems found.

              Sound Tab 3: No problems found.

              Sound Tab 4: No problems found.

                Input Tab: No problems found.



      DirectX Debug Levels


      Direct3D:    0/4 (retail)

      DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)

      DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)

      DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)

      DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)

      DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

      DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)



      Display Devices


                Card name: AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series

             Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

                Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6798)

                 DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

               Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6798&SUBSYS_23171787&REV_00

           Display Memory: 4095 MB

         Dedicated Memory: 3051 MB

            Shared Memory: 1044 MB

             Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (59Hz)

             Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

            Monitor Model: D43-C1

               Monitor Id: VIZ0098

              Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)

              Output Type: HDMI

              Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll

      Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1429 (English)

           Driver Version: 15.300.1025.1001

              DDI Version: 11

             Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

        Driver Attributes: Final Retail

         Driver Date/Size: 12/4/2015 11:45:12, 1497248 bytes

              WHQL Logo'd: Yes

          WHQL Date Stamp:

        Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-24D8-11CF-A271-1D03BEC2C535}

                Vendor ID: 0x1002

                Device ID: 0x6798

                SubSys ID: 0x23171787

              Revision ID: 0x0000

      Driver Strong Name: oem31.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_R575:15.300.1025.1001:pci\ven_1002&dev_6798

           Rank Of Driver: 00E62001

              Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C