Originally Posted by skyn3t Nothing is overclocked on 3770k
It may be the problem too. it may holding your GPU back . since you just told about GPU usage @ "70% what is you GPU temp and how close they are from each other?
are you using a stock bios?
because stock bios when you reach the target thresh hold @ 105% PT, it does throttling you down. you need to keep your eyes open on GPU temps.
If you OC that 3770k it will help for some good score or even gaming. you don't need to have tha CPU running at 4.6 to 4.8Ghz at least 4.0 to 4.2Ghz.
PS: This is for all members.
Many ppl are complain in GPU throttling down. it does happen and it will happen if you don't know the sweet spot from you GPU.
Max core clock OC
Max Memory OC
it doesn't not mean you score will be high. let me explain a bit that I know.
Some GPU need a high voltage to obtain a good OC and some Don't. if you find a sweet spot for voltage you GPU may performance better than just slide the freaking Voltage control all they way up.
Some GPU will need a high memory clock to get a high score and some Don't. like I explained above sometimes your GPU can score way better with low OC than have it @ high and score less.
700 series & Titan are not too different from each other. both platform suffer from low OC and Low potential of Voltage control.
why my GPU throttling down? it not your GPU. It is you, because you just want to slide everything UP and score high. OC doesn't work like that.
GTX 780 has a big fail when trying to level up each option to get some high score, some ppl bench @ 1241Mhz with +600 memory and have a low score.
I had finished valley bench many times with 109 to 119 FPS @ 1241Mhz with +600 Drivers and how to OC you GPU make you have a low scores not only vBios. some people are very very lucky with stock bios. but many of us needs it so bad and we all know it.
Some 780 you do need to sacrifice memory OC to obtain a high score otherwise you going to end up with a Big throttling down
try low the memory or lower you GPU core clock. but I do know the memory of 780 is weak. some high memory OC eat your high core clock or vise verse. you need to make both know each other before the high scores.
because not every GPU is the same. 780 does throttling down when you up the memory so high even in games even with vBios. but many people had not got this problem because they are lucky and they know how OC works. you must play the same rules how you OC the CPU to GPU one thing at the time till you marry her "GPU" . You need to the two side or her "GPU" Strong & Weakness.
here is my Valley top 17 before I level up every option in my Precixion X I had to know the potential of each GPU lucky me that i could match both GPU at same clock and memory
My 3Dmark 11 i know i can score a bit higher on this.P 17875 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 SLI
Fire Strike15779 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 SLI
Fire Strike9382 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Single
like I always said "I'm here just to help"