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Hardware issues with Gigabyte MB and 970 SLI

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Ok, I normally deal with that kind of stuff alone fine as that's what I've been doing professionally for over ten years.

But now I'm a bit stuck and google isn't helping as it's filled with people who don't know what they're talking about.

Here's the matter.

Two computers

Computer A :

Asus Z87-PRO
i7 4770K @ +/- 4.3Ghz
16GB DDR3
2x GTX 670 2GB in SLI
1300W PSU
SSD
Windows 10

Computer B :

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
i7 4770K @ +/- 4.0Ghz
8GB DDR3
2x GTX 970 4GB in SLI
750W PSU
SSD
Windows 10


Both have :
Fresh install of Windows 10
Latest NVIDIA Driver without Nvidia Experience
No Anti-Virus
No Firewall
SLI Enabled and tested in 3DMark
Fresh install of Arma 3

On 3DMark :

Computer A score 4400 points

Computer B score 14500 points

In Arma 3 with the lowest settings

Computer A 120+ FPS
GPU Usage 80%

Computer B 30-40 FPS
GPU Usage 7%

In Arma 3 at 400% Resolution everything at ULTRA

Computer A 0.3 ish FPS
GPU Usage 100%

Computer B 30-40 FPS
GPU Usage 90%

 

Now lets add computer C:

Asus Z87-PRO
i7 4770K @ +/- 4.0Ghz
8GB DDR3
2x GTX 970 4GB in SLI
750W PSU
SSD
Windows 10

3DMark

Computer C score 14500 points

In Arma 3 with the lowest settings

Computer C 180+ FPS
GPU Usage 80%

In Arma 3 at 400% Resolution everything at ULTRA

Computer C 40 FPS
GPU Usage 100%

 

Conclusion, even if that Gigabyte motherboard is the same chipset than the Asus there's something wrong with the way it works with Arma 3...
 

If anyone else has a clue, please say something :P

Thanks

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Could you check that your cards aren't dropping down to PCIE 1.0 or 2.0? Use GPUZ to check it easily.

My other thought is whether you have power saving / throttling enabled on the Gigabyte?

Idea 3, see of nvidia GeForce experience can manage your Arma 3 settings. I get the best looking and performing game by using NGE.

4, how has the nvidia control panel configured your Physx, GPU1, 2, CPU, or Auto?

Edited by kuplion

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