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I bought this card in my sig about 2 weeks ago, but I just got the adapters today. I ran ccc and uninstalled drivers, shutdown and installed card. Installed drivers and I'm not getting very many more frames than before, maybe +5 fps. It's smoother, but I thought my frame rates would skyrocket compared to a 5770 1gb.
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When I ran 3dmark06, I got nearly the same exact score I used to get with my 5770, so is this card bad or something? This beast is twice as good all around and yet I'm getting the same benchmark score.
post #3 of 7
Just make sure you don't have any type of media running. Not even a page with a YouTube video in it. What it does is clock it to UVD speeds which are much slower than the 3d gaming speeds because the codec of a video can't release it. I have the same card and if I had anything like that open it would give me about ~50% of the actual fps it could reach.

Good luck.
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Yea something is wrong. That card should smoke that 5770 score on any bench
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Notice he's using a 17" CRT monitor... resolution is killing you my friend. tongue.gif

Get a better monitor and you'll see that change.
     
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Good catch on the 17" CRT... but still, his benchmarks should still be higher? wopuld they be that close @ 1024x768??
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post #7 of 7
He's probably running at 800X600, ha. Monitors are cheap my man, get a 23" for $150.
I'm getting 70fps in Heaven Benchmark with 2X 5870. So you should at least get 35-40.
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