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After doing some benchs, comparing results with GTX 480 reviews online..... it seems to me my cpu is killing my system. I should be getting alot more out of a 480, although it is 2 years old, it was the fastest 4xx card, therefore figured it would last a bit longer.

What do you guys think?
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I am running a very similar back system to you. 1605T @ 4.0 GHz and an EVGA 480 running at 800 core/ 2k mem. My scores are similar:

FPS: 27.2
Score: 1136
Min FPS:15.4
Max FPS: 47.3.

That was with an older motherboard BIOS. The BIOS was very buggy and the system ran very sluggish. I updated the BIOS a week ago and the system is running MUCH better. I can rerun the test but I don't expect to get much better results...
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I am running a very similar back system to you. 1605T @ 4.0 GHz and an EVGA 480 running at 800 core/ 2k mem. My scores are similar:

FPS: 27.2
Score: 1136
Min FPS:15.4
Max FPS: 47.3.

That was with an older motherboard BIOS. The BIOS was very buggy and the system ran very sluggish. I updated the BIOS a week ago and the system is running MUCH better. I can rerun the test but I don't expect to get much better results...

Yeah im running my 480 @ 845 core, 2k mem.

What mobo where you using? I'm interested in this bios update...
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Gigabyte 990XA.

Last October I updated the BIOS but the new BIOS caused a lot of overclocking troubles. I ended up rolling back the BIOS couldn't remember which BIOS I had originally so I just guessed. I believe I went back to F8 which fixed my overclocking issues but caused on overall sluggish system. I posted about it in here and everyone just thought it was because my Intel rig had a solid state, but I knew the issue was more then that. On a whim, I checked out the latest BIOS on gigabyte's website and noticed there was a new one. Upgraded the BIOS and voila.
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Back to your post, I wouldn't worry about it much. Your processor isn't holding your GPU back. I ran a bunch of tests a year ago or so comparing a 2600k and a Phenom 955 x4 paired with a GTX 480. The Phenom at stock, 3.2GHz, was barely bottle necking the GPU. A slight overclock eliminated any bottle neck.
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Back to your post, I wouldn't worry about it much. Your processor isn't holding your GPU back. I ran a bunch of tests a year ago or so comparing a 2600k and a Phenom 955 x4 paired with a GTX 480. The Phenom at stock, 3.2GHz, was barely bottle necking the GPU. A slight overclock eliminated any bottle neck.

Man, this thing is slow then!
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Man, this thing is slow then!

In comparison to what? The current gen flagship models? You can stlll play every game out there and almost all of them at max settings. Your card is going on what...3 years now? Can't expect much more than that...
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