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Hello all!
I recently put together my sig rig and all the components are brand new except the 480, which I've had for several months.
I've been benchmarking my new rig to see what scores I would get, but so far everything has been very low...

3DMark11 - 3352
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1178225
3DMark06 - 16k
http://3dmark.com/3dm06/15704318
Heaven 2.5


Currently, my CPU is OCed at 4.0

GPU temps dont exceed 79 during benchmarks but furmark does get it to 90C.
Games seem to play well though...

I am also on the latest drivers and everything is a new, fresh install.

Any thoughts? :/
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definitely something is not right. it should be comparable to 570. when doing benchmark, how much is your gpu usage?FYI, i got 6k+ in P score using 570. your system should be around that number as well
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The GPU usage is around 80 - 99 using Heaven 2.5, thats the one I recall observing vividly...The others I am not sure, I would have to try again, at work right now
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Check with gpu-z. See if you're running in 16x mode.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by clerick View Post
Check with gpu-z. See if you're running in 16x mode.
Even x4 wouldn't do that.
    
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Originally Posted by clerick View Post
Check with gpu-z. See if you're running in 16x mode.
Even if it were running in 8x, it still wouldn't be a massive hit like what we're seeing here.
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Driver issue..

I score P5734 with Q9550 @ 3.9GHz and GTX480 @ 850/1025MHz..

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Yeah, something is definitely not right. With a single 470 at stock I get about 1000 more in 3dMark11.

You don't have anything 'forced' in the driver global profile, like 16xAA or v-sync or anything like that do you? If you do, hit the restore button so everything goes back to 'use application'.
    
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post #9 of 26
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Nothing is forced and the pci is at a 16x.
Here are my pictures from another thread..

http://imageshack.us/m/215/5118/infofor480.png

http://imageshack.us/m/59/8810/imag0150sw.jpg

BTW I ran Heaven with fans at 96% the entire time. The temps were around 86, with the same performance. And I am not sure if this will be useful in any way but when I was playing DA2 with the settings in 1080, Very High, 2x, ultra high pack, with a 3D avg fps of 40 and 2D avg fps of 75...

Also why would Heaven not be pushing my GPU usage to 99%? Instead, it is always between 70s to 90s...I think that might be playing a factor
Edited by valfarablaze - 5/11/11 at 7:37am
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post #10 of 26
No offense but this sounds like an unstable OC.
What is your GPU usage in 3dmark 11? If it's below 98% most of the time then you're either having a bottleneck or an unstable OC'ed CPU. It's also true in any demanding app or game, your GPU usage should fluctuate around 97-99%. Anything lower than that is considered bottleneck.
And forget the outdated 3dmark06, there's no way to raise your score anything higher than that. It's a bottleneck itself, not the CPU.
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