Originally Posted by Sanduleak
With my stock card (EVGA FTW version, all clocks at +0 modifiers, voltage is automatic, etc), in Heaven DX11, maxed out, at 1920x1188 (16:10, 1188to account for the windowed setting), I'm getting a score of 1117 (Average FPS: 44.3). I don't think this is very good, but I'm not really sure.
Another thing, I see people setting their core clocks to very high values (~+160 or more) and getting stability. Mine crashes at clocks as low as +50. Can anyone explain to me why this happens? Is it because my card is the 'factory overclocked version', meaning that even though the core clock is at +0, it would be at +50 (example) on a non factory overclocked card?
Or Is the difference in stability really because of my specific GTX 670? I'm using an RV02-E case and the max temperature usually floats around 75-76 celsius on a full load. It idles at 27-28 celsius.
It's a little bit difficult to find a place of comparison when you're using a 16:10 monitor in a world of 1080p. I know that those extra pixels do make a difference. I'm almost considering trying to return it and getting a gigabyte version for the additional cooling... Or maybe I should just pick up an aftermarket cooling shell for the card instead...
update: I'm maxing out at about a score of 1187 or so (47 FPS average) in heaven DX11 at 1920x1188. with +35 core and +200 mem. Still have a lot of tinkering to do between the core and memory clocks.
You know, you can run 1920x1080 on your monitor for testing purposes
Why don't you see what you get using the settings specified on my Heaven bench thread here
. Have a look at what others get, what their clocks are, etc.
Also, check the first link in my signature ... basically your understanding is correct, a factory OC'd card is likely to be able to run a lower +core offset value, cause you're starting out higher in the first place. However, the max boost your card will reach (which is what matters, and is how to properly compare different cards, not via offset which is practically meaningless) is a 'lottery' for the most part
.Edited by brettjv - 7/8/12 at 9:14am