Ok so it seems that I am having problems getting my new video card working as well as i think it should. I just bought the powercolor hd7870 pcs tahiti le and put it in my computer and I'm not seeing a jump in performance over my intel hd4000 that i had been running.
The problem I'm running into is that i cant seem to get much better fps over what my integrated hd4000 was getting even at a low res of 1024x768. I'm getting fps that drops below 50 in tf2 not much better then i was getting with my intel hd4000
and as low as 60 in killing floor. I have tried disabling the intel integrated and even uninstalling it. I have even uninstalled some of my games and reinstalled them with no effect on this problem.
I have noticed that when running killing floor and even cs 1.6 I don't really notice any change in fps based on res or settings it stays in the same areas also if I have gpu z and windows task manager open on a different monitor when playing that I'm not getting more then about 30% gpu and cpu load and still getting fps drops into the 60 range
I don't know or think that my monitor could be a problem as its a old low res vga monitor that I am using a dvi to vga adapter to even use.
Here is a link to my computer parts that may give you some idea of the specs better then I can type off the top of my head.
Im running windows 8 pro
catalyst 13.4 and have ran amd catalyst un-install utility before installing 13.4 a second time
Any help would be appreciated