majestic1805

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The rig and set up:

Vishera 6300 not OC
8 GB DDR3 1600
XFX 2GB Radeon HD 7870 not OC (specifying by me to allow for factory OC argument-wise)
500 GB HDD SATA III WD Blue
1920 x 1080 Res w/ Max Settings

The issue:

I can play the game beautifully at a semi-constant 60 FPS. What I would call my "average" performance is 60 PFS. I can walk around, talk to NPCs, use abilities and jump around the game world pretty smoothly at 60 FPS about 98% of the time. Every once in a while though, I get massive FPS hits when playing and always get it when the loading screen is loading (the buttons do their appearance animation and so forth). When the UI initializes and the buttons in the start screen are being loaded to the screen it's very choppy and fraps reports about 5-10 FPS but after a second or two this normalizes and FPS goes up my "normal" 60. Does anyone else get this with the game? I'd think this is related to disk I/O but if anyone has some pointers on how to set up the resource monitor to "debug" this that would be massively helpful.

Thanks!
 

yummerzzz

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Hm, I was thinking it could be a possible throttling issue but now I'm not so sure.

On a completely off topic note : With that motherboard, did you need to flash a new BIOS before you put the FX6300 in there? I was looking into getting the same board and CPU (and also GPU :p).
 

majestic1805

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No, I didn't. Though, there was an upgrade available. It came with 1.6 but 1.7 is up there last I checked. It enables a "super fast" boot option for Windows 8.
 

majestic1805

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I do have the 12.11 beta 6 drivers installed to get the performance boost to Starcraft 2 and the like so that's possible.

Maybe I should submit a report to AMD and let them comb through it?
 

casualcolors

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I'm always skeptical as to how much bug reports are actually reviewed, but it couldn't hurt.