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Quick update.

I've got a pretty damned stable CPU clock of 4.7GHz and pretty damned stable GPU OC of +195 core / +300 mem on the vanilla 680. Gonna be working on my Superclocked 680 today. But, I realize that all of my benching thus far has been with 3D performance set to "quality" in Nvidia control. I decided to move it to "performance" to see what happens.


Valley 1.0

BBEG --- i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz --- GTX 680 @ 1201 (1254 w/ boost) / 1652 --- Driver 314.22 WHQL --- "Quality"




vs "Performance




That's a solid 2.5 FPS gain.



Heaven 4.0


BBEG --- i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz --- GTX 680 @ 1201 (1254 w/ boost) / 1652 --- Driver 314.22 WHQL --- "Quality"




vs "Performance"



A little over half an FPS. Not as much a gain as in Valley, and the image quality definitely suffers a lot more in Heaven.



Cinebench 11.5

BBEG --- i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz --- GTX 680 @ 1201 (1254 w/ boost) / 1652 --- Driver 314.22 WHQL --- "Quality"




vs "Performance"



Tested twice with identical scores. Very little gain, but still a gain.



3DMark 11

BBEG --- i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz --- GTX 680 @ 1201 (1254 w/ boost) / 1652 --- Driver 314.22 WHQL --- "Quality"




vs "Performance"



Respectable gain.



3DMark 13

BBEG --- i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz --- GTX 680 @ 1201 (1254 w/ boost) / 1652 --- Driver 314.22 WHQL --- "Quality"




vs "Performance"



Fire Strike is an interesting score. Notice that compared to stock CPU & GPU, I actually lost a decent bit of points when overclocked. I have no explanation for this: I know my GPU isn't throttled for temps with the aggressive (read: noisy as hell) fan profile I made. I ran this test a few times when doing the 314.22 OC CPU - OC GPU tests and confirmed that I did in fact lose points in Fire Strike, even though I gained a healthy bit in Ice Storm and Cloud Gate. In "performance" I gained in Fire Strike but lost in Ice Storm. Weird.



I've already shown 320.18 gives a slight but consistent boost in FPS, so this is a nice little perk for people who bench for the scoreboard. However, all of my benching for this experiment will still be with "Quality" setting in Nvidia control panel. I'll add some miscellaneous "Performance" benches as time permits.
Edited by BBEG - 7/2/13 at 12:58pm
    
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i7 2600k Asus ROG Maximus V Gene Reference EVGA GTX 680 (1306 / 7204) Reference EVGA GTX 680 SC (1280 / 7160) 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
16GB Samsung 'Green' 1600 DDR3 (MV-3V4G3D/US) Samsung 830 256GB Noctua U12P SE2 w/ AP14s P-P Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hannspree 23" SL231 LED Logitech G710+ Seasonic SS-860XP2 Platinum Cardboard box & motherboard tray 
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Dying Razer Death Adder Desktop Schiit Magni + Optical Modi Swan M50W 
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Sennheiser HD 600 Samson Meteor Mic w/ pop filter 
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