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Okay, update. Tested each card out in the top slot by itself.

The older card:
37.6
1572
13.4
73.3

Stock settings for card other than power target was maxed. Core on default went to 1176


Newer Card:
38.7
1620
17.7
76.4

Also stock settings with exception of max power target. Core went to 1241.


The cards are close enough to each other to tell me that nothing is wrong with a card. Also, each card showed full usage by itself in the test. This leads mw to think that either my motherboard or processor are holding me back. I personally have hated the board I have, it was a replacement from a long line of rmas, don't even get me started. My CPU has always seemed to use my gpus to their fullest, even with sli 480s at stock cpu speeds. But if I am missing something here please point it out to me. Crysis 3 gets some weird up and down gpu usage until I get into the 20 fps area, then both gpus go balls to the wall with their usage. On witcher 2 the usage tops out in convo cutscenes but seems to be a little all over the place otherwise. I will look into it more as I have not put much looking into this area.

Just to make sure... you have to set "Power management mode" under 3d settings in the NVIDIA Control panel to "Prefer Maximum Performance" when benching or you will not get consistent results thumb.gif. Try that and report back
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Already was set that way.
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Ok, now, you can rule out that one of your cards is bad. They are both just fine, so, now, let's look at your mobo...tell us about it. You say that it's an RMA replacement? What model, what company, any noticeable defects, etc?
   
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Its the one in my sig. Maybe two months old at most.
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Oh, AMD...::sucks teeth::

Is it an RMA board?
   
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Yeah, I'm on the second one in my sig. Went through 3 of the previous ones.
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Try grabbing a better mobo, might be a problem with that one. Brand new this time, perhaps another brand.
   
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Try grabbing a better mobo, might be a problem with that one. Brand new this time, perhaps another brand.

I already returned the card, I already mentioned that apart from the problems I had, I could not play for the stuttering, literally made ​​me dizzy, but I doubt it's because of the MOBO mine is much better and also had problems with SLI in games.
And speaking of games, one thing I forgot to test was increase the speed of HT, is going down the CPU performance but also increases the bandwidth for the GPU, Piledrivers handled well SLI and their HT is to 2600Mhz, ¿could you try it?

In valley I think is some kind of software problem, something that is interfering, as it also has graphical errors. I didn´t really give much importance.
Another issue is that seeing your scores in valley or heaven with a single GPU, are having a low performance, not outrageously low but low.

I'm beginning to think that the phenom II just do not get along well with SLI, can perfectly handle a single GPU, even the more powerful with the right Oc, my 670 with 1300 core is always 99% with Vsync off, and in games get the same performance, and often more, than others with much better CPU, simply because my 670 is better than most and the CPU doesn't bottleneck.

It's the impression I get from this.
Edited by Ashtyr - 3/5/13 at 9:45pm
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I already returned the card, I already mentioned that apart from the problems I had, I could not play for the stuttering, literally made ​​me dizzy, but I doubt it's because of the MOBO mine is much better and also had problems with SLI in games.
And speaking of games, one thing I forgot to test was increase the speed of HT, is going down the CPU performance but also increases the bandwidth for the GPU, Piledrivers handled well SLI and their HT is to 2600Mhz, ¿could you try it?

In valley I think is some kind of software problem, something that is interfering, as it also has graphical errors. I didn´t really give much importance.
Another issue is that seeing your scores in valley or heaven with a single GPU, are having a low performance, not outrageously low but low.

I'm beginning to think that the phenom II just do not get along well with SLI, can perfectly handle a single GPU, even the more powerful with the right Oc, my 670 with 1300 core is always 99% with Vsync off, and in games get the same performance, and often more, than others with much better CPU, simply because my 670 is better than most and the CPU doesn't bottleneck.

It's the impression I get from this.

I'm definitely grabbing a better mobo when I upgrade my cpu, prolly a sabertooth, just need to find a job first. I also think it is mainly a problem with valley for some reason, SLI seems to only multiply my score by 1.5 instead of two. Heaven doubled my score when I added the second card. I don't think that the phenom II has problems with SLI as this is my third SLI setup on this same cpu. Maybe the gpus are too potent for my cpu, I don't know. What I do know is I can achieve full usage across them in games, but it does not appear to be very consistent. I am kinda afraid to mess with any oc settings as I know this is not a good board for that. I'll take a look into how far this board can go though. Hell, maybe I can even break the damn thing and the wife will let me buy another one. My previous attempts at a slight oc manually on this board resulted in a no post, so I had to pop out the battery to clear everything and start over.

Just gave witcher 2 a good while and only getting around 70% gpu usage when running around but 99% usage in the cut/conversation screens. WTH?
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Try this. If you're running the 1080p setting on your 1200p monitor, there just might be some scaling issues going on. As weird as it sounds, there just might be. Get back to us.

This !

I think 16/10 monitor (read 1920*1200) should always be set to a 16/10 resolution (in your case, the 1200p). Donc put a 16/9 resolution (read 1920*1080) on a 16/10 monitor...... My 2 cents ! Just get a native 1080p or 1440p monitor if you plan to play on 16/9.smile.gif It is not because your monitor cannot 16/9.. but you will get a better performance overall and less blur, scaling glitch, etc, by playing on the native format (16/10) of your monitor.

Imo, i have a 16/9 monitor and i would never ever game or play around in a 16/10 resolution loll ! and vice-versa.. wink.gif Iam using downsampling and making my games play on 1920*1440p (it is 16/9) on my 1080p monitor biggrin.gif

To conclude, i think one of the factors that get you poor performance is the 16/10 vs 16/9 thing ! You already said that in 1200p, everything is alright... And this is supposed to be the way to go for your 16/10 native monitor
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