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Doesn't that normally happen with Source games? :v
You should run Crysis or Bad Company 2 at least, to test stability. Left 4 Dead isn't exactly stressing your GPU.
So it's the game itself? I also tried alt tabbing in starcraft 2 but it still takes a while for it to alt tab back into the game. Is this only a problem with ATi / AMD cards or does Nvidia have this problem too?
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nVidia has it too. It's because the game restarts the rendering engine.
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So it's the game itself? I also tried alt tabbing in starcraft 2 but it still takes a while for it to alt tab back into the game. Is this only a problem with ATi / AMD cards or does Nvidia have this problem too?
This is a problem with the game. I get the same problem on my sig rig with team fortress 2 always. Other games work perfectly fine, cs:s, sc2, and oblivion for example.
     
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I'm using 10.10d.

I would OC it to 4 GHz, but at 3.5 it's already hitting 61 on prime lol.
it's hot here.

Then I guess my cpu is bottlenecking the card on 1280x1024. if only I had a full HD monitor, I would bench it on H mode.
Yeah overclocking to 4ghz(hey its just a Bench run it will not kill your CPU) will give you the extra points on the GPU... you have to realize as well most people here who have posted their vantage score... they have their card overclocked to 1k... so obviously that brings 1k to 2k more scores on the GPU

In other words your score on your current settings is perfectly on how it should be for your card at stock
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yeah, I just noticed that too. every vantage run is with an overclocked card.
So my scores are okay.
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Actually I changed drivers and now I can get past 1GHz with ease.
What did you switch to?
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I was using those modded drivers and went back to 10.10d and now I can go 1050/1200 with alittle extra voltage. I also bumped up my IOH pci e voltage and it seemed to make it more stable.

I see newegg got the XFX 6870 Black Edition for $289.99 US..
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I was using those modded drivers and went back to 10.10d and now I can go 1050/1200 with alittle extra voltage. I also bumped up my IOH pci e voltage and it seemed to make it more stable.

I see newegg got the XFX 6870 Black Edition for $289.99 US..
Hopefully the BE can hit 1.1ghz core?? Doubt it though.
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I'll be joining this club in the next day or two. MSI 6870 on it's way via express shipping...

It's unfortunate I won't see a huge difference (+50%) from my current card, but it's failing and I figured I'd replace it with something that isn't a jet-engine-sounding space heater. The heat output of an overvolted GTX 280 is insane.

Can't wait!
    
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I'll be joining this club in the next day or two. MSI 6870 on it's way via express shipping...

It's unfortunate I won't see a huge difference (+50%) from my current card, but it's failing and I figured I'd replace it with something that isn't a jet-engine-sounding space heater. The heat output of an overvolted GTX 280 is insane.

Can't wait!
6870 is louder, lol...
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