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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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Reguarding Performance In A Game

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I'm looking at buying a new video card, and i was looking at either a 5850, or a 5870. I have chosen that i want an xfx card, so i limited it down to here:

5850: http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16814150477

5870: http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16814150476

The 5850 is $280-$325, and the 5870 is $390-$500. (The $500 is the 2gb card). I was looking at some benchmark results, and i was wondering, it it really worth the difference? I'm interested in some pretty heavy gaming (crysis, gtaiv, etc. ), And i'm coming from a 5770, so either of these will be a great improvement, but i am hoping to not have to upgrade this for a while, and i was just wondering what you guys think. Also, cross-firing is not an option for me, so please don't suggest it. My specs:
Gpu: xfx 5770 1gb
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http://stlouis. Craigslist.org/sys/1512921715.html

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This problem has been recreated on 10. 1, 10. 2 (& using a hotfix), 10. 3 release candidate drivers
As well as 2 separate sapphire hd 5870 graphic cards. Needless to say i'm struggling with my patience and need some help. Some of you may remember my graphical issue with my mouse cursor doing some crazy things. Its very consistent, happening more often than not anymore. Other items of interest. This happens when in eyefinity across 3 monitors (2xdell 2408 &1 dell 2405)

Also it happens when not in eyefinity but each monitor being separate

It also happened when i was only using 2 monitors (samsung t260hd & dell 2405)

The cursor issues will only happen on one monitor and not the other 2. It is random which monitor it will happen on, mostly its the left, but sometimes the center. Never more than one monitor at a time. I've noticed at times the cursor becomes distorted only after moving the cursor to the very bottom of the screen and bringing it back into view if you will, again random. Keep in mind since prtscrn does not take a pic of the mouse i have to use my dslr

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2195.jpg

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2199.jpg

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2200.jpg

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2202.jpg

This one is fun :|

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2203.jpg

Difference between the monitor on the left with the problem, but the middle monitor not so much. Bad

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2197.jpg

Good

https://dl. Dropbox.com/u/1545535/ati%20mouse/img_2196.jpg

This has just been a really rough experience and i appreciate any insight you guys may have. I am going to copy paste this into an ati support ticket once i figure out the right place to send this. Let me know if you guys want any further info like a dxdiag or something.


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