Choppy Game Performance - Ati 5870

I recently finished my computer build and after installing win 7 ultimate and configuring my system i've gotten down to installing some games. On aion it tends to run decently well, and red faction looks good, but for some reason crysis on high and even medium is a literal slideshow!

I've updated the drivers and catalyst controller to make sure it isn't that, and am hoping im missing an easy fix!

My hardware is:

I7 860
Asus ati 5870
Asus p7p55d evo
G. Skill ripjaws series 4gb (2 x 2gb) 240-pin ddr3 sdram ddr3 1600
Corsair tx850
Wd 640 black

As a side note, during my initial setup my bios read my memory wrong so i had to manually set the voltages and timings, although i hope that isn't the issue.

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