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I hate for it too have too come too this, but I guess im going too have too ask for help.

Ive google searched and came across a few "temporary fixes" but every one I tried did nothing.

So my problem is, when I use 3d mark 11, I see nothing over 59 percent GPU usage in 3d mark 11. I didnt write down my score - but I think it was around 4500. I got a message saying "your system is SLOW" and I was like oh great. I looked at the "similar systems" and some people were getting 8000.

So my GPU usage is less than 60 percent. My CPU usage is around 40%. I have the latest nvidia beta drivers. When I revert too stock clocks, It doesnt get any better so I think my overclock is not the issue. Is this just badly supported? There MUST be a fix if people are getting 8000 with a similar system.

Ive got 2x Asus GTX 570 dcuii GPUs and 8 gigs of kingston 1.6ghz ram. The rest in my sig rig is correct. Ive tried mucking around with the control panel too - Ive tried using the "nvidia recommended" setting, alternate frame rendering 1, and alternate frame rendering 2. There is no option for split frame rendering in my control panel.

How can I get my GPUs too work harder in 3dmark11?

In unigine heaven, my gpu usage is a solid ~98% and my score is like ~1350
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I lost interest in 3DMark about the time I saw the car in it...
But if 3DMark11 is the same as 3DMark06, it's about as GPU biased as a calculator from pre MMX era.
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
I lost interest in 3DMark about the time I saw the car in it...
But if 3DMark11 is the same as 3DMark06, it's about as GPU biased as a calculator from pre MMX era.
Maybe ill give 3d mark 06 a try. Why dont you like the car? dont you like antec?
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Maybe ill give 3d mark 06 a try. Why dont you like the car? dont you like antec?
Nope, it's not that.
I just went away from the computer since I had more fun washing dishes while that ran.
I don't even remember my score.
If I want to check GPU+CPU performance I'll just fire up rthdribl 2.0 (Real-Time High Dynamic Range Image-Based Lighting 2.0)

http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/

It tells me the performance I have under 3 seconds.
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post #5 of 9
Is it the latest version of 3dmark11 including latest patch? I remember when it came out it had an sli issue, but figured it'd be taken care of. I don't run sli, so I have never had to deal with it.

3d11 also sees large gains from gpu clocks, but also sees improvement with more cpu clock speed. 06 with a modern day card and SB cpu will be heavily cpu dependent. It's always been cpu dependent since i've run it, but with older cards, you would see improvements with gpu clocks.
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post #6 of 9
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I have 3dmark11 version 1.02.0, and my Nvidia driver is version 275.33.

Please if someone could help me get my sli working well, I would be very greatful. I am only getting ~60% utilization! Heaven gets ~98%
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Have you tried any other bench or game because 3DMark in general has been more about CPU bench than GPU.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Have you tried any other bench or game because 3DMark in general has been more about CPU bench than GPU.
Are you saying that my cpu may be bottlenecking my gtx 570s in 3dmark11?
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post #9 of 9
Beta drivers can be the problem, install WQHL certified drivers.Use other benchmarks if the scores are high then 3dmark 11 needs an update.
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