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hello! i have a sapphire hd 6970 i know the WEI score doesnt really matter but it bugs me that my hd 6970 is rated at 6.4; i upgraded from a gts250 which scored at a 6.8

im pretty sure i'm getting good fps in gaming though i havent seen fraps go past 60... then again its maxed settings on everything haha

but yeah how can it be rated 6.4!!!! its a top 5 graphics card out right now!! grr!!!
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post #2 of 29
Uh, WEI is pretty much pointless anyways.
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post #3 of 29
Because WEI is the most useless indicator of performance, no one is quite sure 100% what it is based off of (or why they chose 7.9? or w/e it is), as long as your getting good FPS, enjoy your card. Run some Heaven, Stone Giant and 3Dmark benchmarks and enjoy the performance indicators from there instead.
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Have you uninstalled the nvidia drivers? Installed the latest CCC? When I had just one 6970 it scored 7.9
    
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post #5 of 29
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yes yes as i stated in the title i know everyone says its useless

does anyone know what it should score on say... 3d vantage? or any other type of benchmarks? I'll run it and compare to see if its running the way it should. This is my first ATI graphics card; it seems to run pretty well but still a lot of problems a lot more than what i had with nvidia graphic cards
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Originally Posted by RockHardMcNasty View Post
Have you uninstalled the nvidia drivers? Installed the latest CCC? When I had just one 6970 it scored 7.9
yup uninstalled all nvidia drivers; well i installed phyx because mass effect 2 wont play without it

i have version 11.7 CCC; i'm hoping 11.8 coming out soon haha
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post #7 of 29
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...50-review.html

Skip through the parts to what you want, it has 3dmark 11 and Heaven 2.0 on there, you should get ~ the same scores

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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by bvuong View Post
yup uninstalled all nvidia drivers; well i installed phyx because mass effect 2 wont play without it

i have version 11.7 CCC; i'm hoping 11.8 coming out soon haha
11.8 beta has been out. I think there is a post with link in the news section. if I wasn't posting from my phone, I would try to find it
    
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post #9 of 29
WEI obviously isn't a great gauge for graphics performance but the same card should have the same WEI assuming the same clocks. If you aren't getting a 7.8 or 7.9 with that setup something is wrong.

The replies of "WEI is useless" are just wrong since it can easily indicate something isn't working properly.
    
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My 5870 gets me 7.8, CPU/Ram are 7.6 and primary HDD is 7.9.

Make sure old nvida drivers are gone. Install 11.7 and rerun test.
    
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