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So I bought it back in January and saw 3dmark scores of ~18k and I was thrilled. Later I found out that some can get 21k so I shot for that and only broke 19k. I played some games like DiRT 2 and BFBC2 or Crysis and my dislike continues as I was not quite up in the range for benchmarks from Tech Power Up. As time has progressed this card has mysteriously gotten faster. Ran a crysis benchmark and got 57.57 average all High 0xAA. Metro 2033 is getting 40+ average on very high DX11. CoD4 goes 333 FPS. I honestly have no clue! Even BFBC2 is getting 100+ FPS in DX11 mode default High mode. I will take screenies when I get home to prove this if I need to. Is it possible that a burn in time exists for GPUs? All that has changed is I got a new surge protector for the PC and a new case, lower temps. I am truly puzzled by this. Any ideas?

The thing also started at 15k PPD, now stated in sig. The 1st run of benchmarks ran at 820 MHz, now I am at 797 MHz for gaming and 875 MHz for folding.

Please excuse the slaughtered use of English.
 
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It's probably just because of the newer drivers. (if you updated them since you bought it that is).
Edited by Telimektar - 3/30/11 at 9:07am
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Cpu....?
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Possibly was/is a power problem?
Or, try updating the drivers if you haven't already.
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I think I know why. Your doing Alzheimer's disease on F@H. Whenever I get to that DNA I always get around 15k too and whenever I do any other DNA it's around 20k. But this is ns/day and not PPD so I'm not 100% sure.
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Specs of the techpowerup review system? Guessing it starts with a small case "i".
     
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I am folding Alzheimer's models. Yes tech power up was using an i7 940. I am not focusing on that I want to know why my performance jumped up so much. I reinstalled 266.58 over the previous. No CPU change in rig. IDK what it did, but I won't complain!
 
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