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I just bought the Zotac base model GTX 670 for $369+tax at microcenter. I'm only getting 46fps overclocked on HEAVEN maxed out everything 1080p. I've seen the overclocked evgas do 53fps... Should I return it and get a different brand?
    
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I just bought the Zotac base model GTX 670 for $369+tax at microcenter. I'm only getting 46fps overclocked on HEAVEN maxed out everything 1080p. I've seen the overclocked evgas do 53fps... Should I return it and get a different brand?

make sure its maybe not running in PCI 2.0 X8 mode?
    
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How?
    
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Is your setup identical to those who are getting 53FPS, maybe you do not have same CPU, RAM etc. those tests are more or less unique to overall package.

That's why when benchmarking test setup are detailed and used as reference to these who wants to compare
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do you have v sync on?
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he was just running 2 260's in SLI, so I am wondering if that board runs each card in PCIe 2.0 8X mode and needs to be changed to PCIe 2.0 16x mode

The manual for the motherboard says

These three PCI Express x16 slots are reserved for graphic or video cards.
The bandwidth of the x16 slot is up to 4GB/sec (8GB/sec concurrent). The
design of this motherboard supports three PCI-Express graphics cards
using NVIDIA’s SLI technology with multiple displays.



but no where does it say 16x,16x,8x, or even if if u run more than one card if it jumps down to 8x
    
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Is your setup identical to those who are getting 53FPS, maybe you do not have same CPU, RAM etc. those tests are more or less unique to overall package.
That's why when benchmarking test setup are detailed and used as reference to these who wants to compare

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I got 52 fps in heaven @ 1080p maxed settings with a 670 FTW @ 1310 core and 7000mhz on memory.

46 sounds about right for an average overclock
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I got 52 fps in heaven @ 1080p maxed settings with a 670 FTW @ 1310 core and 7000mhz on memory.
46 sounds about right for an average overclock

he is on a q9550, 2 generations behind....
    
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I got 52 fps in heaven @ 1080p maxed settings with a 670 FTW @ 1310 core and 7000mhz on memory.
46 sounds about right for an average overclock

Nope. I get 45.8 fps with my FTW at stock settings.
Overclocked he should get 49-51 fps for an average card.
But first we must know his full specs.
Also what are your overclocks on the card??
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