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post #1 of 21
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I'm not sure what the problem is... I would expect better results than I have been getting with the 6970.

3 Tests ran, scores as follows on my sig rig:

1 - 4589
2 - 4348
3 - 4602

It suggests my scores should be in the 5k range what am I doing wrong?

This is with the GPU overclocked to 920/1420 and with stock.
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by ajmidd12;13194430 
I'm not sure what the problem is... I would expect better results than I have been getting with the 6970.

3 Tests ran, scores as follows on my sig rig:

1 - 4589
2 - 4348
3 - 4602

It suggests my scores should be in the 5k range what am I doing wrong?

This is with the GPU overclocked to 920/1420 and with stock.

What's the CPU at? Could be a bottleneck. have you tried over benchmarks.
Download Heaven bench 2.5 and max it out at 1080p If you score an average of 25 or higher, your 6970 is perfectly fine!

if all fails. Install 11.3 CCC.
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Cpu bottleneck , my sig rig does 5600-5700 3dm11 score on an i7 870 at 4.2ghz ...

your score is probaly a little bit lower due to the cpu physics tests .. its not the gpu dont worry you just need a more powerful cpu .. ehem intel .
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What is your GPU score only in this benchmark? Are you running performance? Also download the heaven bench as stated in my first post smile.gif
Edited by BradleyW - 4/19/11 at 5:22pm
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I'm trying Heaven Bench now. I hope that the bottleneck is the CPU as I'm planning on either going with the Bulldozer or 1100T in a couple months.
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http://3dmark.com/3dm11/792194, not my score but a similiar setup, cpu turned down.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1035672, mine

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1044426, mine


My results with the 6970 at different cpu setting. I have the Lightning from MSI so note the factory o/c of 940/1375
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Originally Posted by ajmidd12;13194682 
I'm trying Heaven Bench now. I hope that the bottleneck is the CPU as I'm planning on either going with the Bulldozer or 1100T in a couple months.

ok post your result, max setting, full max out, 1080p and i will tell you exactly if you have a issue or not.
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post #8 of 21
Your scores look fine based on your processor. 3dmark takes into account both your CPU and your GPU.

At 930/1375 I got 5843 (when I owned my 6970). Note that I would recommend you stick with 1375 for your memory clock, as increasing it loosens the memory timings. You're going to see the same performance at 1375 as you will at 1400 or 1425 (I think).
    
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Definitely clock your cpu to 4.0GhZ, the 955 BE is very easy to oc.
I can't really think of anything else.
    
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Yes its defiantly your CPU. Heres my 6970.

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