Have been experiencing sever crashes with Witcher 3 - The Wild Hunt GOTY ediiton (GOG). These cause the last half second of sound to loop, the keyboard mouse and screen are unresponsive. The only way out is to hard power the PC via the power button.
Investigating this, I started playing with the WattMan settings in the AMD control panel. Turning on the histogram, I noticed this game is not loading the 3rd GPU. Testing this, I loaded another title Dragon Age Inquisition and found it is fully loading the 3rd GPU. See attached screenshots.
This explains why there is stuttering in Witcher 3 while Dragon Age is smooth. I found it only to act this way with the 'Use AMD pre-defined Profile' and selecting 'Witcher3Arabic.exe'. From there I proceeded to test all the other crossfire profile options -
- AFR Friendly - fully loaded all GPU and the framerate is good but there is flickering all over - unplayable
- Optimize 1x1 - does not fully load any GPU and framerates are very bad
- AFR Compatible - does not fully load any GPU and framerates are very bad
Windows 10 Pro x64 - New Install
Intel I7 4930k 6-core CPU
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
GSKILL 64GB DDR3 RAM
XFX R9-290X-ENFC (quantity 2)
ASUS R9-290X (quantity 1)
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W PSU
Radeon Software Version 17.7.2
There is no overclocking configuration anywhere in the system.
It seems this is a problem with the AMD pre-defined Profile for this title. Is there anything that can be done?