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Hey guys,
I was playing some Planetside 2 today (pretty intensive game on Max settings) and I was using EVGA Precision X to monitor my temperature and clocks. (I have no overclock at the moment, I was simply using it to check temps + clock speeds) While I was playying Planetside, my clocks were hovering between 600-700, with occasional jumps to 900 (and I mean VERY occasional...like, it happened once every 5 minutes for only about a second.). However, the game was only running at about 40 FPS, even on Low settings. Now call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure a 670 can handle a game at lowest settings. I'm just wondering if EVGA Precision X being open caused this, and if not, how can I make my GTX 670 use the power it has instead of trying to be energy efficient by only using about 60% of its actual potential?
post #2 of 11
Double check those results with MSI Afterburner.
 
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Ok, will do as soon as the servers come back up. Anyone got any other ideas just in case the same thing happens with Afterburner?
post #4 of 11
Precision reports clockrates directly out of NVAPI so it is accurate.

Try going into the NVIDIA control panel and enable "Prefer Maximum Performance"

Also you can wait for the next version of Precision, which will have a new feature that will allow you to lock the clockspeed to your Boost Clock.
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Thanks for the responses guys, will try both and report back when I get home. Any ETA on that new version of Precision?
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Ok, after I installed Afterburner and changed the Power settings to "Maximum performance," Afterburner says the card is going at 980MHz (with an occasional peak of 1xxx) However, the framerate didn't improve too much, which kind of sucks, but oh well. Thanks guys thumb.gif
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Do you have a Overclock on the 2500k or is that running stock also?? Overclocking the cpu will help a little bit with frame rates.
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Originally Posted by Cape Cod View Post

Do you have a Overclock on the 2500k or is that running stock also?? Overclocking the cpu will help a little bit with frame rates.

Holy crap, good call. I updated my bios recently and forgot to put my 4.5 OC back. Doing that right now biggrin.gif
post #9 of 11
I didnt see what resolution you are using.
Are you at a full 1080 x 1920? And if so, do you really need it to be that high?
Maybe try 720 x 1366. im sure that would look really nice too. and will probably push your FPS through the roof.

Personaly I always prefer FPS over image quality.
If i have a pretty picture running inder 30 fps its not worth it IMO.
But an "OK" picture running at 100+ fps if much better for me personaly.

Good luck
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Overclocking my 2500k to 4.5GHz completely smoothed the FPS issue, constant 60+ now. Thanks a bunch guys (At least now I know that a 3.3ghz chip is about 10-18 fps lower than a 4.5ghz chip, heh)
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