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Okay, so I bought an EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB edition. Now I am trying to OC this thing and I am using Unigine Heaven to do my testing and benchmarks. I am using EVGA Precision X to change my settings. The problem I am having is the Power is going up to 104% but the core clock is staying at 967 no matter how much I change the GPU clock offset. My score actually went down by making it a higher number. My temp never got about 61 C. Does anyone know why this happens? GPU-Z does update the changes I make in EVGA Precision X. It is just the benchmarks dont reflect it.
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967 is pretty low for a FTW card, somethin's not right. Did you up the power target in precX? It might be holding the core clock down because its exceeding the power target. Also pardon me for asking but its an obvious question... is vsync is turned off in the nvidia control panel?
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post #3 of 18
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Yes, VSYNC is off in the control panel and I got the power target set to 122%. I also maxed the voltage to 1150mV in the voltage settings.
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post #4 of 18
Allz I know is that it should clock to at least 1084Mhz out the box, the default base clock is 1006.

I can think of another silly reason why it might not be doing that, but i really doubt it considering you've been around here since 2010 and have a pretty hefty oc on your Phenom and an SSD and all... windows power management isn't on 'super save power' mode of some kind? (duh, no of course not).

> GPU-Z does update the changes I make in EVGA Precision X. It is just the benchmarks dont reflect it.

So you see GPU and Boost values go up on the front page of gpuz, but the sensors tab and precX never report more than 967 for an actual clock? I'm not sure what I would do... card functions but far enough off specs to matter?

edit: Actually i do know what i would do. I'd be getting in touch with evga and looking into getting a replacement and doing that within 30 days of purchase to be eligible for a new card as a replacement.
Edited by michael-ocn - 4/5/13 at 8:06pm
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post #5 of 18
Yeah, how are you monitoring the clock speeds? It sounds like whatever you are reading them from is just reporting the base clock and not the actual clock speed. Precision's monitoring graph should show the actual clock speed - GPU-Z doesn't always show it correctly on the main page (although the monitoring window should).

Post a screenshot of Precision/Afterburner under load
post #6 of 18
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I figured it out. The Power target being set to maximum was killing the OC. Once I set it down to 107%, the power always runs at 107%. If I got higher, I get a crash. And yes, Windows Power Management is on High Power haha.
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Nvm I see you got it.
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Looks like you're upgrading from a 470, if things are wonky might be worth using the clean install option on the driver installer to nuke any 470 related settings lingering in there. I would have done that before pinging evga about returning it smile.gif
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What is a good Unigine score with everything set to Max for a GTX 670 4gb Edition. I finally got this card OCed and I am getting 67.7 FPS, 1705 Score, Min FPS 10.9, Max FPS 159.0. Is that good for this card or bad?
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Nevermind, AA was turned off for some reason even though I set it to be on. I will post the new score in a bit.
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