Sapphire HD 6870 not performing like it should

By evilgower
Dec 13, 2012
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  1. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,382   +15

    Application profiles? Drivers you mean? You can setup application profiles within the catalyst control panel (which is different to the drivers) but by default its set to use the in-game gfx settings so application profiles are pretty out the window here. But drivers is the first thing to check, and manually uninstalling the old ones like someone chimed in and said to do was good advice, thats a rule of thumb typically with gfx drivers.
  2. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,268   +388 Staff Member

  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    installing application drivers install a set of preset profiles:
    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx
  4. evilgower

    evilgower Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you every one but I have contacted the people that build me the pc and they said icould send it bk for repairs
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    Ok... make sure they replace the card, not just look at it and say it is functioning.
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,268   +388 Staff Member

    There is probably nothing wrong with the card so I don't imagine replacing it will achieve much ...
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    True, but maybe getting a new card with fresh drivers may improve performance
  8. evilgower

    evilgower Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I dont send my pc untill after christmas but I was playing saints row the third earler and I notice while using fraps for frame rate I was getting realy high frames like 120 I think the most I got then while I was driving about dropped to like 24-30 frames seems to me it cant handle a lot of things at once

    And on the auto detect settings it was running fine then I got in a chopper then frames drop so low I could realy play it was doing me head in was only getting 22 frames
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    Are you running the newest 12.11 driver?
  10. evilgower

    evilgower Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yea I am
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    Well, the WHQL version should come out any day now, so I would just wait for that, report this performance issue to AMD @ the "Report issue" area of the download page
     
  12. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Ok first I would download driver sweeper and wipe the amd video drivers out completely then do a fresh reinstall. The 6870 is not a card that will play most of these games at full tilt it is actually less powerful than a 5870.
  13. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Im sorry but Uknown seems like he partially knows what he is talking about. What do you think fresh install of drivers means? Fresh as in uninstall the old ones then reinstall new fresh drivers I highly doubt there is anything wrong with this pc. As a side note have you checked to make sure that the external 6 pin power plug is plugged into your video card?
  14. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    Uninstall the old drivers and reinstall fresh ones. I never use driver sweeper. Fresh installs can actually be completed this way, you just need to delete a registry key, which I personally never do.
  15. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    lol yeah umm I know this but if you are having problems you should really use driver sweeper to wipe everything. Trust me buddy been building computers since I was 15 years old and have owned over 17 video cards.
  16. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    Lol I trust you man, I have been building for a few years also, about like 5 GPUs. :D. I try :(
  17. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    I understand sorry if I came off as a jerk lol was one of those days man.
  18. evilgower

    evilgower Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok I will give driver sweeper ago
  19. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Did you try it out? Did it help?
  20. evilgower

    evilgower Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    think it has help a little bit

    And will it matter wat PSU I have cause I have 750 watt one but it only cost me £20
  21. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    What PSU is it man? A good quality PSU is What I would use atleast 550 watts
  22. evilgower

    evilgower Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    dont realy know wat make it is all I know is it only cost me £20 and its 750watts


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