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Hi so my specs are
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i5 3570k @ 4.4 ghz
2x Evga 670s sli (reference speeds)
8gb 1600 mhz ram
So ive been looking at results online for the performance preset results in 3dmark 11 and others with the similar setup as me ( 2x 670 sli) have been getting around 14000 p-score even with similar gpu clock speeds. However ive been getting 12766 p score with (16067 graphics score, 7997 physics score, 7756 combined score.) Could i have set something wrong here?
I turned off v sync with preferred maximum performance in Nvidia CP.
Thanks for any input!
EDIT: my temps never go over 69 degrees unless i overclock to 122% power, +130 mhz core clock, +25 mhz memory clock(which then hits 73 degrees max) and even with the overclock i hit 13700 area and people who overclock like me hit 16000 area.
Stock speeds score: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6981162
oced score: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6981175
Edited by stingray1337 - 8/7/13 at 8:20pm
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*bump* Please help!
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unstable overclock is the only thing that explains this
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Well i did prime 95 for 24 hours and IBT for around 5 hours and before my overclock i only saw a difference of around 500 but im sure my gpu score is the problem not the physics score. People with very similar setups had couple thousand points higher gpu score than mine
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your gpu clocks are throttling or unstable

what software do you use to test gpu overclocks?
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Try increasing your memory clock. .

My SLI @1333/1736 (with my Windforce boosting along with the overclock)

Core@120
Memory@725

Unfortunately they are Memory Bandwith starved.. =(
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What are you actually clocking the GPUs to? The offsets don't mean much as they all have different boosts.

As for comparing scores...if it's not the same hardware, it'll be different.
 
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Your score seems normal to me.... 3570k isn't going to score high in benches 670 sli seems right where it should be anyone else compare with same hardware?
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Originally Posted by stingray1337 View Post

Hi so my specs are
Z77x UD5H
i5 3570k @ 4.4 ghz
2x Evga 670s sli (reference speeds)
8gb 1600 mhz ram
So ive been looking at results online for the performance preset results in 3dmark 11 and others with the similar setup as me ( 2x 670 sli) have been getting around 14000 p-score even with similar gpu clock speeds. However ive been getting 12766 p score with (16067 graphics score, 7997 physics score, 7756 combined score.) Could i have set something wrong here?
I turned off v sync with preferred maximum performance in Nvidia CP.
Thanks for any input!
EDIT: my temps never go over 69 degrees unless i overclock to 122% power, +130 mhz core clock, +25 mhz memory clock(which then hits 73 degrees max) and even with the overclock i hit 13700 area and people who overclock like me hit 16000 area.
Stock speeds score: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6981162
oced score: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6981175

Well first of all throw out the stock scores, because nearly everyone else above you is overclocking both their CPUs and both GPUs. Remember that both cards are really only as good as your weakest card, and there is always variation in overclockability. Also that is a pretty modest overclock, many other users are going to overclock and overvolt their cards until near instability. Also realize that 3D Mark is mixing in 3X SLI results in with yours too, so many of those higher scores (although not all of them) are from systems with an extra GPU. There are small things you can do to increase your score besides overclocking to near instability, but that is always going to be your best bet. You can change your desktop background to a single color, use a simple theme (original windows for example), and you can turn off window animations. You can also prioritize 3D Mark 11 in your resource monitor, and close as many background tasks as possible. Of course set everything to performance in Nvidia CP, including global settings. These will only net you minor gains though, your best bet is to increase your overclock if you want to squeeze another thousand or so points. You could try to overclock a single core higher than the rest (4.8-4.9 for example) and probably see gains without risking instability.

But then again you could just recognize that your score is reflective of these differences and just stick with the settings you are comfortable with. As long as your cards are not malfunctioning (loosing FPS) while you are gaming then your score is fine. Just remember that benchmarking is just a number attached to your GPU, and it really doesn't represent anything because it is taken from two-three minute test program that isn't an actual game.
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