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I am a little confused by seing 560ti's in sli hit 10k+ in 3dmark 11 and I have no idea how to get there. I have my cards clocked to 900mhz and have tried 940mhz max and only got to 8900 points mad.gif

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Is it just my crappy PNY cards? I bought them new for $209.99 on ebay so I thought the were a steal but im not so sure now...
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your score seems to be fine, maybe it was just the TI's with 448 cores?
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I just feel a little let down even though 3d msrk scores don't mean much in real world applications.
post #4 of 9
What's your gfx score ... that's the one that matters.

Don't forget proc plays a role in the overall score (and yours is fast, but some people have a little faster ones), plus maybe the score you saw the person had the cards and/or cpu on H2O or maybe even LN2.

Lastly, there shouldn't be difference between PNY and any other 560ti in terms of perf, at least not clock-for-clock ... maybe a Hawk or something would OC higher but they should all run the same at equal clocks no matter what brand.


This is about the best my rig can do
with a 930@4.0 and 470's in SLI at 830/3600.
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Well im jelly, grape jelly! I thought my cards would perform better than previous generation cards by nvidia, It only seems to barley beat out the 1gb 460's and only by a slim margin which had I known that would have bought two gtx 480's and had a faster system.
Edited by sandy cheeks - 3/3/12 at 10:00am
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seems about right. Your gonna need 1000mhz on your core to break 10k. I get 10.8K, and considering my card is the same as a gtx560ti 448 core clock for clock it it would make sense that your card would score under it.
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ones vantage and ones 3d mark 11 thats your problem your running different benchmarks.
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I was dreaming about 40k in vantage and 10k in 3d mark 11. I guess my sign rig will have to do for a couple of years since my original budget was only 1k and has hit almost 2k now. Thankfully I have an understanding wife that loves me.
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First problem is that Vantage is fairly strongly CPU bound in it's regular default 'performance' mode when run with a high-end SLI setup. Observe your GPU usage, esp. in Jane Nash ... see how it won't maintain 99% in a lot of the test? That's some CPU BN kicking in because it's an old test, designed for much slower cards like 8800GTX, and running at 1280x1024. Dual 560ti's + SB @ 4.8 are NOT powerful enough to hit 40K on Vantage. 34K is actually really good, about what I get as your proc is faster than mine but gpu's slightly slower thumb.gif

Also don't forget that while the 470 is 'last gen', it's also last gen's #2 card ... and you're on this gen's #3 (or 4 if you count the ti 448) ... the 560ti doesn't exceed the 470 in any spec aside from 'the clock speeds that are readily attained on air' ... which is generally not enough to overcome it's architectural disadvantage to the 470 when both are OC'd to their max levels.
    
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