Originally Posted by BlitZKotare
Seems my system scores about where it should based on "similar system results", though if you look at overall GTX 770 results I'm quite low and I'm really not sure why at all. I have no idea how this thing is scored, newfangled benchmarks are too fancy for me
. My CPU and GPU are both still running at stock clock speeds - that is, whatever they shipped at.
Some system specs are included there but they do not accurately convey everything - I'm running a total of 3 video cards and 5 monitors. The GTX 770 is in the top slot and solely plugged into my Dell U3014 monitor. The other cards are a matched pair of GTX 460's that are not in SLI and each are running a pair of 23in Dell screens (2x U2311 and 2x U2314 I believe are the model #'s). Neither the CPU or memory were stressed at all in that test, and GPU memory usage never went over 2GB according to the gadget on my other monitor where I was watching temps and such. GPU temp hit 172 degrees F briefly and was around 140-160 degrees for most testing. Ambient in the room is ~75-80 degrees F and idle temps for the GTX 770 are around 95-100 degrees. This was in an Antec Twelve Hundred V3 case which provides excellent cooling and ventilation.
Yeah, unless you are running them in SLI to push it all on the one screen rendering the bench, the other GPUs wont be used. (which they can't be used in sli with it anyways.)
The memory is only going to be used if it is needed. Like many others on this site have been saying, unless you got SLI 770 3GB, along with nvidia surround, you probably wont see much advantage of the 3GB model. There are different tests for different components, then there are tests that test both. Some tests may have not used the CPU as much, while maxing out your CPU, and visa versa.
Yeah, 3DMark isn't meant as a tech demo, or a test to see if your computer can run a game. It is specifically for running your computer against scores of other computers. The reason you scored below average is because the average person running 3DMark is running them FOR THE SCORE. The majority of them at least have a meager OC on both their CPU and GPU.