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I honestly have one thing to say: WHAT GIVES?

I just bought my new GTX560 a couple hours ago to replace my aging HD4870. I ran some reference benchmarks on the 4870 just to gauge the performance difference from installing the 560.

Vantage looked good as on the High preset on my 4870 I had a GPU score of 5997, then when I did the same with the 560 and got a GPU score of 12386; a performance increase of 107%. I was feeling pretty good about my purchase and then I ran the Just Cause 2 benchmarks.

Oh boy.

HD4870
Desert Sunrise: 57.51 FPS
Concrete Jungle: 30.86 FPS

GTX560 Ti
Desert Sunrise: 69.77 FPS (okay I guess, but definitely not as high as expected...)
Concrete Jungle: 29.66 FPS (ASHDFGALKHGAIGEA ARE YOU KIDDING ME???)

Any ideas about the absolutely horrific JC2 performance?
Edited by Core2uu - 3/23/11 at 2:38am
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Did you turn on the cuda effects in JC2? That will sap performance.
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Did you turn on the cuda effects in JC2? That will sap performance.
Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation were turned off. That should be all of the PhysX effects unless I'm missing some.
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Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation were turned off. That should be all of the PhysX effects unless I'm missing some.
IDK, I haven't played JC2 personally. But since your min fps seem to be roughly the same and your max is significantly higher (using the same settings) it might just be a CPU bottleneck.
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What's your E8500 running at? It could definitely be bottlenecking that 560.
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What's your E8500 running at? It could definitely be bottlenecking that 560.
This
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12386 vantage also seems low doesn't it?
    
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I'm guessing either you have a CPU bottleneck, or physx isn't fully turned off.
 
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I can't remember off the top of my head exactly what I was getting in JC2 with my sig rig (away from home and working from a netbook at the moment) but I'm quite certain I was killing your scores. I definitely agree with the last couple posters that CPU bottleneck is the likely culprit.
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What's your E8500 running at? It could definitely be bottlenecking that 560.
I'll run the benchmark again with perfmon and GPU-Z running in the background to see how usage is between the two.

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12386 vantage also seems low doesn't it?
That's the GPU score on the HIGH preset, not performance preset.

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I'm guessing either you have a CPU bottleneck, or physx isn't fully turned off.
How would one FULLY turn off PhysX then?
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