Originally Posted by OpynFire
Wait why did the graphics score go up? Does your CPU affect your graphics score in 3DMark? Also I will overclock eventually. May just switch out my CPU soon. So based on my situation you think my graphics card is functioning fine?
yes. just like games . . . some rely on the cpu more while others just the gpu. Heaven relies on the gpu more, while 3DMark11 depends on both.
but pay attention to the combined score. that indicates how much the cpu is holding back the gpu to a point that you'll notice in some games like BF3 MP.
edit: i think your card is functioning properly but i really want to see your temps (core and vrms).
use this to monitor . . .
and this to test (hit the "?" to start rendering) . . .
keep HwInfo running in the background.
@Krazy, do the same at stock speeds first.
here is how it should look like (7970 on air)
turn off test if gpu temps go above 80C.Edited by rdr09 - 8/28/13 at 4:05pm