19 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2016 10:17 AM by ejaz_tariq

    R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues

    ejaz_tariq

      Its been more then a year i have been using this card.it worked fine no issues at all if their where bugs and performance issues in nvidia supported games they where fixed later in an update.Its been like 2-3 months or more since new drivers rolled in and my card perfomace is worst in forza i didnt even reach 60 fps with even msa off 1366x768 while Rx 480 was running it fine at 1080p with 60 fps i also tryed 1080p but it got worst and fps droped even more.the problem started from Aug 2016 i updated my gpu drivers since then my cs go is lagging from stable 300+ fps it doesnt even give me 120 fps now the fps is continuously random from 60 - 100 then 40 its unstable as for dota 2 it is jumping from 180 - 110 fps and new games are lagging alot on high settings even if i lower my settings the fps problem still is there even in cs go i tryed every thing even reinstalled windows the problem still is there it really burns to see 200 $ card beating a 1500$ and yes i even rolled back to old driver but the problem was there now after new windows i got the latest amd driver 16.10.2 when i play Civilization Vi at 30 fps 1366x768 its even worst on 1080 p same fps i cant even play at 1366x768 and i bought this card for 4k all my money has been gone to waste i cant even play new games now a cheap end budget card is getting more fps then mine people where right that amd is bad with their driver and their crossfire support is ... its proven if you cant fix your drivers tell me and i will scrap this piece of ... and buy some nvidia card atleast they have better graphic card drivers  this isnt the first time iam having this issue i also had driver issues with hd 4850, hd 6790 and yh before gta 5 also ran fine now it lags also

       

      PC SPECS
      Intel i7 5960x
      R9 295x2
      32GB DDR4 Ram

      Asus Rampage V Extreme

        • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
          amdmatt

          Is that Forza Horizon 3? I have a R9 295x2 so i can do some testing to see if this is a global issue or one local to your system.

           

          In order to help troubleshoot, it would be useful if you could follow the guide i wrote on Guru3D in order to setup an onscreen display overlay using MSI Afterburner. Check out the Advanced Section of the guide here. Is My CrossFire Setup Working Correctly? [Basic/Advanced Guide] - Guru3D.com Forums

           

          Are you running games in exclusive fullscreen mode?

          How many displays are you running? Please provide more information about your system config and settings used.

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            • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
              ejaz_tariq

              Yes,it was forza horizon 3 but i refunded it because of the performance issues and bugs in the game.As for the CF logo i enabled it now i can see it in game ( cs go ) but my fps is still low from 120-220 and the fps is unstable.I am only running one display which is 32" Led Samsung max resolution 1366x768 at 60 Hz,Os is windows 10 pro 64 bit and yes i run all games in full screen mode.i also have finished setting up the Msi afterburner now what should i do next maybe you can run cs go on your 295x2 and tell me the results.

               

              PC SPECS
              Intel i7 5960x
              R9 295x2
              32GB DDR4 Ram

              Asus Rampage V Extreme
              Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
              Single Display on HDMI 1366x768 60 Hz

                • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                  amdmatt

                  I don't have CS:GO to test, but i know that the game is very CPU limited, especially when playing multiplayer so you will see drops like that as the CPU becomes the limitation. This is magnified by playing at a low resolution. You can test this yourself with the overlay. Monitor GPU usage, my guess is it will be quite low due to the limitation. You might just be better off disabling CrossFire for this particular game.

                   

                  Regarding Forza Horizon 3, CrossFire was not supported on this title as Microsoft using encryption on their game executables which means our driver cannot read the file.

                    • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                      ejaz_tariq

                      Before Aug update the game ran fine with locked 300 fps never got any kind of lag after the update the fps is unstable after i disabled the CF the fps was the same but the shutter and spikes are really big the fps from 150 drops to below 60 more now and the game stops for like 1 sec or less with cf on i do get low fps and fps drops but there is no lag even if it drops i will check the Cpu usage with the Msi after burner and update you with the results

                        • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                          ejaz_tariq

                          And i also get low fps in dota 2 150-180 is the normal fps i get so the issue is Source games only the newer ones old source games also run fine dota 2 runs fine but is giving low fps compared to my pc and the latest problem i have is my gpu drivers crash sometimes in Cs go Dota 2 or civilization.In dota 2 the game just gets stuck with the audio running in the background i have to use task manager to close it yestarday cs go got stuck 2 but it resumed after 6 or 7 secs and for the civilization the screens goes RED and the Pc restarts it self.

                          • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                            amdmatt

                            GPU usage is what you want to check, if it's low that could indicate a CPU limitation.

                             

                            What are other games like?

                              • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                ejaz_tariq

                                Dota 2 low fps if you look at my pc's specs and the game it self i get 140-180 med end pcs getting like 200 above and the latest problem i have is my gpu drivers crash sometimes in Cs go Dota 2 or civilization vi.In dota 2 the game just gets stuck with the audio running in the background i have to use task manager to close it yestarday cs go got stuck 2 but it resumed after 6 or 7 secs and in civilization vi the screens goes RED and the Pc restarts it self.

                                • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                  ejaz_tariq

                                  So i checked out the usage by playing Cs go and i got these results

                                  GPU1                                                                                            GPU2

                                  Usage:Avg 66% Max 70%                   

                                  Temp: Min 50'c Avg 53'c Max 54'c                                               Min 50'c Avg 51'c Max 53'c          

                                  Clock: Min 998 Avg 1000 Max 1018                                             Min 300 Mhz Avg 300 Mhz Max 300 Mhz

                                  Mem:1250 Mhz/824 Mhz                                                              150 Mhz

                                  GRam:Avg 5810 MB/8154 MB Max 6286 MB/8154 MB

                                   

                                   

                                  CPU

                                  Usage:Min 15% Avg 17% Max 18%

                                  Temp:Min 40'c Avg 42'c Max 43'c

                                   

                                   

                                  FPS

                                  123.7 Min

                                  137.4 Max

                                • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                  amdmatt

                                  Which August update the game ran at 300 fps?

                                   

                                  Can you download Unigine Heaven and complete a benchmarking run so i can check your score? Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Windows Download

                                   

                                  Is your system overclocked at all? A Red screen usually points towards hardware instability with either the CPU or memory in my experience.

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                                    • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                      ejaz_tariq

                                      Cs Go got massive updates in August after updating the game i never got 300 fps but before the game was updated i use to get 300 + fps and that red screen issue is only coming Civilization Vi i didnt get red screen on any other game i use to get red or some other screen issue before on gta but that was fixed when i updated my GPU drivers and my pc isnt overclocked  

                                      • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                        ejaz_tariq

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                                        • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                          ejaz_tariq

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                                            • Re: R9 295X2 Crossfire and Performance issues
                                              catchabreak

                                              my RX 480 running at same res, doesn't look to be much wrong with your card as far I can see,

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                                              Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Release Notes

                                              Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.9.2

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                                              Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Highlights

                                              Support For:

                                                • Forza Horizon 3™

                                              New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:

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