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Hi guys.

Yesterday a new ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II arrived to my hands.

After install the latest available driver downloaded from nVidia's web site (not beta driver), i did some quick test with Aquamark and 3DMark 2001, just to find that performance isn't what I was waiting for.

Aquamark

1- GTX 260 192 SP did ~222 marks at stock clocks 655/1050/1480
2- GTX 560 Ti did ~207 marks at stock clocks 830/1002/1660

3DMark 2001

1- GTX 260 190 SP did ~48 marks at stock clocks 655/1050/1480
2- GTX 560 Ti did ~48 marks (yeah, the same) at stock clocks 830/1002/1660

Both ran on Win 7 x64 without tweak on 3DMark, but tweak on Aquamark for use all CPU cores.

Should not be those marks be much better that my old GTX 260 192 SP?

Do I missing something?

Thanks for you help and let me know if you need more info, my specs are in my sig.
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post #2 of 12
There's definitely something going on, the GTX 560 Ti should be drastically outperforming the 260.

It's likely to be drivers, try 266.58
post #3 of 12
It's very likely you're hitting CPU limits. 3DM 2001 & Aquamark are practically CPU tests, it shouldn't matter much now what graphics card you're using to test them, they should give very close results no matter what card. Ascii_Aficionado what you said is true only for benches that actually stress the GPU, not on 10 yo tests.

My advice: test if you want in 3DM 01 & AM, but at least set some 16xAA/AF and 1080p so that the cards sweat a bit. If you're using only 5% of each card you won't see how they perform @100%. Also newer tests like 3DM Vantage in Extreme mode should point out the differences in performance between these two cards.

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post #4 of 12
560 = DX11

260 = no DX11

If the performances turn out to be equal (no idea if they are or not) then paying for DX11 is a consideration in and of itself.

And I agree with dragosmp, unless you're a benchmarker, toss in a game that you've played a lot before and measure the FPS. Just toss on Fraps and see what you get through an identical play sequence. Not scientifical in the least, but get some real world info first.
Edited by CasanovaFly - 5/20/11 at 8:18am
post #5 of 12
Oh wow, you're right, didn't notice it was 3dmark 2001....

I'm so incredibly tired, I think my vision was so blurry I saw it as 3dmark 2011.

ok I need sleep, not of any help to anyone atm.
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560 = DX11

260 = no DX11

If the performances turn out to be equal (no idea if they are or not) then paying for DX11 is a consideration in and of itself.

And I agree with dragosmp, unless you're a benchmarker, toss in a game that you've played a lot before and measure the FPS. Just toss on Fraps and see what you get through an identical play sequence. Not scientifical in the least, but get some real world info first.
That's the main reason.
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Try the latest 3DMark.

Download and install MSI Afterburner and monitor your GPU usage while you are testing. It should fluctuate between 97 - 100% and if its consistently less then you have a CPU bottleneck problem holding back performance.
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Guys I ran 3DMark 06 and the score was ~21000, far away from the ~94000 that i get with the old GTX 260
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test with 3dmark vantage and run some dx 10 games to see if theres a big fps drop.
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try the heaven benchmark
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