Hi there. I just upgraded my rig and for some odd reason, my FPS is much lower than on my old PC when I play GW2. I mean SIGNIFICANTLY lower. I even set my graphics to the lowest possible settings, yet no FPS improvement happened. My old PC ran GW2 just fine.
NOTE: GW2 is the only game I'm having FPS issues with.
My old PC:
AMD Phenom II Deneb X4 3.0GHz processor
AMD Radeon HD 6870
Windows 7 64bit
My New PC:
intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (w/ liquid cooling)
AMD Radeon HD 6900
8 GB Ram
60GB SSD (Using only for Windows)
1TB Internal (where all my games are stored)
Windows 8 64bit
Anyone have any solutions or recommendations? Thanks for the help guys!
Fixed! I contacted customer support and they gave me SUPERB customer service. +1 Anet
"I took a look at everything you supplied so far and I did find something that could be causing your issue.
The AMD Radeon HD 6900 series card you are using is currently installed into a PCI-E slot that is only running x2.2 speed and the card has the ability to run at x16 speed. This means that the performance of your card is being cut by more than half. It is very likely that you do have the card in a x16 slot on your motherboard, however, it is not being registered properly and thus could be affecting your in-game performance.
I found this information on the GPU-Z you provided:
Bus Interface PCI --E 1.1x16 @ x2.2.0 <-- The first part of this line is what your graphics card is capable of running at. In this case x16 speeds. The numbers after the @ symbol are what the card is currently running at. In this case x2 speeds.
I would definitely recommend moving this card to the x16 slot to get the full benefits of the card. If the card is already in the x16 slot it is possible the issue you are experiencing is hardware related or bios related. If this is the case I recommend seeking a professional for assistance in getting the card running at x16 speeds. "
Edited by Hodl pu, 27 January 2013 - 10:11 PM.