RX 470 performance problems

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  1. CitizenSnips
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    I got a new rx 470 for Christmas, but with it I can only get 30fps maximum in all my games, and the general performance of my PC is a bit slower(lesser fps in emulators like Higan, which i got full 60fps with my less powerful graphics card, some apps take longer to load, etc.) ... I tried re-installing drivers about 4 times and changed a bunch of different settings but nothing has changed. Could anybody give me some advice to help fix this problem? Thanks :)
     


  2. Joe88

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    Higan is cpu bound anyway, what are your other specs and I assume you installed the latest relive drivers (12.20.16)?
     
  3. CitizenSnips
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    Well yea but i'm getting lower frames in higan since i upgraded my gpu from an r7 260x, so something is wrong there. And yeah i've been installing the latest drivers from amd's website. My specs
    Pentium G3258 @4.5GHz
    rx 470 (previously r7 260x)
    H81M-P33 motherboard
    430w EVGA PSU
     
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    I did some more testing. Seems like something is wrong with v-sync, when i tried minecraft without vsync it gets 300-400+fps but with vsync its 30fps. Not sure how to fix it :(
     
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  5. Armadillo

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    30fps with Vsync on seems to be a bug with minecraft. Searching vsync 30fps turns up a ton of similar posts across a variety of hardware.

    You can always try a fresh driver install, but this time use DDU to clean up all the left over crap first before installing fresh.
     
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    Its with all my games, not just minecraft. Also I used DDU in two of my driver reinstalls. I hope its not anything wrong with the card itself and just software issues
     
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    what is your monitors refresh rate?
     
  8. CitizenSnips
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    it should be 60hz
     
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    check
     
  10. CitizenSnips
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    I know it is, but i said it should be because it might not be utilizing the refresh rate. I checked the settings earlier and it was on 60hz though
     
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    Maybe you should do a fresh install of Windows:glare:
     
  12. CitizenSnips
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    Could i do that and keep all my installed games? I can't redownload all of them again, i dont have the internet to download all of them over again
     
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    Do you have an extra HDD or SDD installed in the computer? I think steam lets you move games to the HDD or something.
    I'm not really sure, use this as a last resort anyway.

    Are you having problems with your RX470 from the start over multiple driver updates?
     
  14. CitizenSnips
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    I only tried the latest update and the one on the disc that came with it, maybe i could try an older driver? I just got it yesterday and I've had this problem since i installed it
     
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    Check the monitor osd. Most monitors will tell you somewhere in their osd the res and refresh they are running at. So you can make sure, start a game, then get the monitor to tell you it's refresh and res and you can see if it's dropping out of 60Hz for some reason.


    If they are steam/uplay/origin, as long as you keep the game files (whether that is backing them up somewhere, or if you just have them on a seperate drive to windows), when you reinstall the client, you can just point it to the folder the games are in and it will pick them up fine.
     
  16. raystriker

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    The ReLive driver has got one update, try using the original or even older drivers.

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    Do this, should eliminate any software side problems at all.
     
  17. Armadillo

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    Opps, almost forgot. With Steam, you need the .acf files as well as the game files if you are backing up (.acf files are in steamapps).
     
  18. CitizenSnips
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    I use a TV instead of a monitor so i don't think i can make it tell me this

    and i'll re-install windows as a last resort, I'll keep the methods of backing games up in mind
     
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    Do you know what model your tv is?
     
  20. CitizenSnips
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    it's an emerson brand tv, other than that no