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Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Dual-X (non OC) problem?

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April 2, 2013 3:30:35 PM

Hello.
I have bought Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Dual-X about 2 months ago from a guy that I didn't know. But was really cheap thats why I took it.. Since then I have had a strange feeling about the GPU working properly, so I have decided to test it in 3D Mark.

I didn't overlock the GPU in anyway.

These are my comp specs:

i5 3570k @ 3.40 GHz + Thermalright HR-02 Macho Super-Cooler
Sapphire 7970 HD 3GB dual-x
8GB 1600 MHz memory
Gigabyte Z77-UD3H
700W MasterCooler PSU

3D Mark Results:

Exteme 1920x1080 (1080p) with heavy load sustainable for high-end gaming pcs
Display scaling mode: Stretched

Your 3D Mark 11 score: X2915
Graphic score: 2664
Physics score: 6811
Combined score: 3575
Graphic test 1: 14.47
Graphic test 2: 14.87
Graphic test 3: 13.24
Graphic test 4: 7.50
PT: 21.62
CT: 16.63

These scores seem pretty low if I'm correct.. Could something be wrong with my graphic card?

I'd appreciate all the answers.


April 2, 2013 3:34:36 PM

If you overclock that 3570k those numbers should improve.
Try overclocking to 4.2 or 4.5GHz with a aftermarket cooler like Hyper evo 212
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April 2, 2013 3:38:30 PM

Get the latest drivers. Run a game, much easier to get an idea if a GPU is underperforming. Not that that is a common occurrence.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7970...

They are low as you can see, but do you have the latest drivers? Make sure to FULLY remove previous drivers before installing the new ones.

One more thing, you did not mention what power supply you have?
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April 2, 2013 3:41:39 PM

imomun said:
If you overclock that 3570k those numbers should improve.
Try overclocking to 4.2 or 4.5GHz with a aftermarket cooler like Hyper evo 212


Uh, no it won't? Maybe a little. But hell hes underscoring A LOT!
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April 2, 2013 3:45:36 PM

OH WAIT! You are using EXTREME... LOL then its within the norm. Just a lttle bit low, drivers will fix that.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1962/11/
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April 2, 2013 3:55:49 PM

I have 700W MasterCooler PSU. And I also added aftermarket cooler that I forgot to mention.. So this score is normal, nothing wrong with it?
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April 2, 2013 4:02:13 PM

Have you ever heard "little drops of water makes an ocean" ?

The scores your comparing with probably built on that.

little boost from cpu, upgrading faster/better driver/ benching on fresh windows installation all at end matters.

I would say those scores are quite normal considering its X.

what you can do now is push it little here and there to match your example score.
Theres also variation in hardware quality keep that in mind.

Regards
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April 2, 2013 4:07:45 PM

Rakunish said:
I have 700W MasterCooler PSU. And I also added aftermarket cooler that I forgot to mention.. So this score is normal, nothing wrong with it?


Ugh hate Coolermaster, but that wont affect the score. Its normal, just get the latest drivers. FULLY remove the previous driver.
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April 2, 2013 4:17:01 PM

Alright. Then I guess I was worried for nothing. Thx everyone for your answers
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