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GTX 770 SLI low Valley and Heaven scores. Something is wrong

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Before I tell you the problem I got my with my 770's, let me tell you this real quick.

I've always had this mysterious curse of having every damn video card I've owned under performing.
First It was my 6870 which performed horribly, worse scores than everyone elses.
Then It was my GTX 670. Had worse scores than everyone else.
Then I upgraded to a GTX 690, once again lower scores, worst case yet. I made a thread trying to solve the problem awhile back, couldn't solve it.

So I finally had enough and bought 2 GTX 770's for SLI.

Guess what happened? Lower scores/fps than everyone else who has the same danged cards(mine are even factory overclocked btw, evga superclocked).

This is literally the only 770 SLI valley score I could find, and it's way higher than mine, and I have a better CPU than this guy.
Score is 103 FPS, 4308
MIN 39
MAX 187.5

I have lower Valley and Heaven scores than every single one I've come across. Before anyone asks, yes I have the newest drivers, I check almost every day for updates. But this problem has been going on for over 2 years, drivers got nothing to do with it.


My setup is: 2700k 4.8Ghz GTX 770 SLI EVGA Superclocked Seasonic 750w gold Mushkin 8g DDR3



Here's my Heaven and valley scores:
HEAVEN
FPS:
73.2
Score:
1845
Min FPS:
8.7
Max FPS:
166.9


VALLEY

FPS:
88.5
Score:
3701
Min FPS:
35.7
Max FPS:
169.0


Sort of low don't you think?

I have even tried a new motherboard and CPU, still get the same low scores. A Seasonic 750w gold is PLENTY for my setup.

If ANYONE can help, please post! I'm at my limits here.


Or maybe this is not a problem and I'm fixating over nothing.
post #2 of 7
1st off, I fixed the swear word ... please don't swear on OCN wink.gif

2ndly, you should probably let everyone know your Heaven/Valley settings.

If you go to our Benchmarking forum, you'll find leaderboards for both Heaven and Valley, along with LOOOOONG threads of people running those tests and posting their results. I suggest you try running the benchies at the same settings as those threads require, and compare your score with the other peoples' scores on the thread thumb.gif
    
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post #3 of 7
have you messed with the gpu bios, or the NVidia CC. I found that tweeking the setting helped me obtain better score. bottom line, if the gpu's are playing the games with good FPS(which I am is no problem for sli 770's at 1920x1080), then don't worry about valley and heaven scores.

the above poster is correct to read up on the benchmarking forums as they helped me a lot to tweek my settings to get above average scores with my sli 670's ftw. when I would just run the bench before my tweeks, I was near the bottom. manual overclocking helped quite a bit, especially the memory OC in valley bench. even though I reached a good score(to me) with OC on the card, some of my games would crash so I would have to back down the OC (memory mostly) to get the game to run flawlessly.

I hope you keep us updated as to your progress, as I am sure many others have the same concerns as you.
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Hey thanks for the replies, I OCd the cards a little bit and the valley scores went up. But not as much as I would like.

I could overvolt, but I'm not really comfortable doing that. I'm a newbie when it comes to overclocking. It took 3 hours to get 1311Mhz core clock, 4005Mhz memory clock.
I gave up using furmark in an hour, my room is too hot to use it properly. GPU throttles instantly(hits 80c in seconds) so It's pointless.

I used the memory clock which I perfected(as much as I could get it without artifacts) in furmark and starting OCing the core and used valley over and over again. I got 1 crash at +80 offset, so I set it to 70 and got no crashes or artifacts. Ran valley for 15 mins, temps never went above 75c.


Still my scores arnt as good as they're supposed to be. I'm going to run BF4 and see how it performs and check for artifacts. Will report back.
post #5 of 7
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Tested BF4 on Siege of Shanghai. FPS average is around 70fps. 60-70fps mostly.

80-100 when nothing is going on and when looking in certain areas.


Kind of low for 770 SLI. Maybe it's BF4, idk.
post #6 of 7
have you tried setting your Nvidia control panel to "performance" mode? I got better scores with that mode. have you played with the gpu fan settings? what temps are your cards running at? are they downclocking when they reach 70(or 80, I can't remember as I am on water) degrees? I also changed the "power management mode" to "prefer max performance". not sure if the last bit help but I read to do it so I did and it doesn't seem to hurt.
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Originally Posted by vaporizer View Post

have you tried setting your Nvidia control panel to "performance" mode? I got better scores with that mode. have you played with the gpu fan settings? what temps are your cards running at? are they downclocking when they reach 70(or 80, I can't remember as I am on water) degrees? I also changed the "power management mode" to "prefer max performance". not sure if the last bit help but I read to do it so I did and it doesn't seem to hurt.

Yes I've tried performance mode and It doesn't help.
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