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Old 05-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default GTX 670 Underperforming?

I'm having some trouble with my new Gigabyte GTX 670.

According to most reviews and benchmarks, this card should score around 8000-9000 on 3DMark11 Performance preset. However, when I run the Performance benchmark, I only get a score of around 2000-3000.

Additionally, Unigine Heaven 3.0 on moderate settings only runs at around 25-30fps... this card should be getting 70+ fps in that program.

I've also been experiencing framerate drops and freezing/stuttering issues in Diablo 3, Skyrim, and Crysis 2. They will all run at 60fps most of the time, but every now and then the sound will start clicking and the game will drop down to like 2-3fps.

PC Parts:
CPU - Intel i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V PRO
GPU - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC Windforce 3X
RAM - 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600MHz
PSU - Corsair TX750M 750W
SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 90GB
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm

I have updated to the latest nVidia drivers (301.42 WHQL).

I have uninstalled old drivers and uninstalled the Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers.

I have updated my motherboard BIOS to the latest revision (Rev. 1015 I think?)

The card is in a PCIe x16 slot (slot closest to the CPU).

The card runs at either 980MHz or 1175MHz during the benchmarks, and during games.

Temperatures hover around 50 degrees Celsius.

Power usage is around 40% (is that normal? should it be higher?)

In the nVidia control panel, all settings are on Default; Ambient Occlusion is turned off, Power management mode is set to 'Prefer Maximum Performance' instead of 'Adaptive'.

I feel like I've tried everything, is it possible that my card is defective?

Can anybody think of something I may have missed?
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Try it in a different PCIe slot
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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I run it on 1920x1200 resolution and I get 2142 to 2155
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2247076
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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I run it on 1920x1200 resolution and I get 2142 to 2155
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2247076
Right but I'm getting those kinds of scores on 1280x720, default Performance preset. From your thread:

"With the EVGA GTX 570 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P5846 and with the Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 670 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P8832. Again, the 3DMARK11 scores indicates more than 50% improvement with my GTX 670 upgrade."

Your score was P8832, mine is around P3516... same video card. So something is definitely wrong.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #5
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Right but I'm getting those kinds of scores on 1280x720, default Performance preset. From your thread:

"With the EVGA GTX 570 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P5846 and with the Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 670 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P8832. Again, the 3DMARK11 scores indicates more than 50% improvement with my GTX 670 upgrade."

Your score was P8832, mine is around P3516... same video card. So something is definitely wrong.
Reseat the card
Check all power connections
Make sure that PCIe slot is gen 3 and not gen 1 in the bios
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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Reseat the card
Check all power connections
Make sure that PCIe slot is gen 3 and not gen 1 in the bios
Done, done, and done. Same story.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Right but I'm getting those kinds of scores on 1280x720, default Performance preset. From your thread:

"With the EVGA GTX 570 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P5846 and with the Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 670 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P8832. Again, the 3DMARK11 scores indicates more than 50% improvement with my GTX 670 upgrade."

Your score was P8832, mine is around P3516... same video card. So something is definitely wrong.
Dude can u reinstall windows?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #8
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Bad card perhaps
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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uhm he install onboard Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers,could that be the problem?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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uhm he install onboard Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers,could that be the problem?
Doubt thats the issue at all.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #11
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Dude can u reinstall windows?
Yeah I think that's what I will be doing next.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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uhm he install onboard Intel HD 4000 Graphics drivers,could that be the problem?
The HD 4000 drivers weren't causing any problems, but I uninstalled them anyway since I'm no longer using integrated video.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:14 AM   #13
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Right but I'm getting those kinds of scores on 1280x720, default Performance preset. From your thread:

"With the EVGA GTX 570 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P5846 and with the Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 670 my rig received a 3DMARK11 score of P8832. Again, the 3DMARK11 scores indicates more than 50% improvement with my GTX 670 upgrade."

Your score was P8832, mine is around P3516... same video card. So something is definitely wrong.
My appologies - I thought you mentioned low unique heave scores... you ment 3DMARK11... yeah those are pretty low scores on that card...

When I built my system I did a clean install and I didn't install the drivers for the Intel HD4000 for my mobo...
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #14
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http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=363158

I'm using these drivers and everything is fine for me.
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