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Just finished my 3DMark Vantage benchmark, I don't think I did very well!

http://3dmark.com/3dmv/2866589
    
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Oh shiiiet:


SCORE: 3597 points - Time: 60000 ms
Max GPU Temp: 53°C
Res:1674x1022(W) - AA:Off - PostFX:OFF
FPS: min=60 max=61 avg=60
Codepath: OpenGL 2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
8.17.12.6099 (10-16-2010) - nvoglv64
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OC'ed my Graphics Card to 720MHz, it's quite stable, and I get a solid 30fps constant in outdoor areas in Crysis 64 bit, then between 40-60fps in doors or areas with less lighting/shadows etc...

My 3DMARK score isn't great, and I'm not sure what it could be, I realised that the "Kombustion" test results above are odd, everywhere else it says my Clock is 720, apart from when I benchmark, any explanations for that?
    
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Hmm, you did set the Power setting to Max Performance right? Just remember to do it after every driver install and bios flash. Is that test a CPU test? If it is then its normal for the card to down clock.
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I did indeed set the Max Performance Mode on, can't see anything noticeably different, I did however force V-Sync off, so now my FPS goes higher than 60, got 70 sometimes, when looking at floors, or in dark caves etc...

I'm not sure if it is a CPU test, it was just MSI's Kombustion Benchmarking tool, where it shows a fuzzy MSI logo for a desired period of time, has an FPS counter, a Frames counter, so I'm assuming it was for a GPU.

Weirdly, I'm not well up on all these new programs, this is the first computer I've built in 6 years, so, I have 6 year old knowledge, before there even was a Crysis!

I remember being concerned at the age of 15, when I couldn't run Far Cry on Max Settings, lol. Now that I can, there's Far Cry 2, Crysis, Crysis: Warhead. And I have them all, seem to get 48FPS in Far Cry 2 maxed out, occasionally dropping to 30 and sometimes going up to 60+. Warhead works better than the original Crysis on my system. I guess it's just hit and miss with all games.

I've always wanted to run everything flawlessly, I'm a complete perfectionist, and I usually give up before I find out the root of any problem and just buy a better PC. But until I can afford something ridiculous, I'm going to have to settle for Mid-High end machines rather than High end lol.

Anyway, my initial question was, is it worth my while selling my GTX 470, and acquiring an ATI 6970 2GB? Will I see a huge difference on one of those?

If not I'll just have to suck it up that I can't play games flawlessly
    
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Oh, you meant Kombustor. That should stress it full out. Look at the Afterburner Graph while running Kombustor, I doubt the clocks drop to 405(unless the OC failed). That number is probably from after the test.

To answer your question, check this link out. You can be a better judge of if you want the 6970 than I.
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Just read my arse off in that forum ahaha! Thanks for the link. I do believe I've read something similar. And I think I'll just stick with the GTX 470 and overclock the Moomins out of it.

May get a water block, or a bigger case, add some nice fat fans to it... Maybe an NZXT Phantom with a fan controller etc... be a beast.
    
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Just bought a Zalman VF3000F GPU cooler, going to OC the shizzle out of my computizzle. I OC'ed before and managed to get an average fps of 29 in Heaven, max fps 64, min fps 7, so it's quite an improvement.

I also got a graphics mod for Crysis, and I now have 50-90 FPS constantly :O really shocked!

Been at it all day, I'm shattered lol! Not slept since last night! Might have a nap!
    
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Awesome. Hey that's dedication! Another tip about overclocking: No need to OC the ram on these cards, the core will give you much better results per overclock.

Btw I love your sig
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