7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2017 3:02 PM by hardcoregames™

    Second GPU on HD7990 not activating

    phraetus

      Hi,

      I know this is an older card now, but I can not for the life of me get the second GPU on the 7990 to actually kick in & earn it's keep.
      It used to be fine & I would hear the card revving up & down, but more recently performance seems to have dropped, which led me to investigate a little further.

       

      Monitoring on several different forms of software: the Radeon Settings Panel, CPUID HWMonitor & HWiNFO64 & in no situation does the second GPU activate.

      Correction, only one, on load screen in Guild Wars 2. During those a load will spike briefly, but drop back to idle once back in game.
      No other game I own that is compatible, seems to recognize & utilise the second GPU.
      I have two monitors (one landscape & one Portrait) so monitoring what is happening while it's happening is very easy.
      I have witnessed the primary GPU running at 100% while the secondary appears to do nothing.

       

      I've been digging around for days trying to resolve this with no luck at all what so ever. I am aware that there have been others with similar issues with the same card on older drivers, but I'm not seeing anything on the more recent ones?

      What I have tried:
      Disabling ULPS. (With current driver though, there is no ULPS found in the registry to disable)
      Force PCI-E slot to 3x rather than using the Auto config.
      Full clean reinstall of drivers (17.7.2) using DDU in safe mode.

      Messing with various power saving features from within Windows & on my Mother Board.
      Changing profile settings with the Radeon Settings panel.
      Altering powers settings in Global OverDrive.
      And probably a few other things I am forgetting (was up until 4am tinkering with this last night).

       

      System:
      Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Ver 1703, build 15063.483
      i7-4770 @3.5
      16GB RAM
      ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Mobo
      Gigabyte HD7990
      Various HDDs (WD 1TB Black & Samsung 128GB SSD being the primary game related drives)

       

      DXDIAG attached below.

       

      Games used in testing (official Profiles):

      Guild Wars 2
      Battlefield 1
      Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (both DX11 & DX12)

       

      What am I missing?