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April 16, 2013 2:29:48 PM

My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/hootwing/saved/1q7R (no overclocks)

Having just built this computer I am worried my graphics card may be malfunctioning or be damaged. I ran some benchmarks after noticing some hiccups on games I felt confident I should be able to run without a hitch (Darksiders, and Dungeon Defenders). I ran the 3D mark benchmark and came up with these results: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/532427 These appear to be much lower then they should be (particularly on the physics side). Though it seemed to run okay for the portions not including physics, even on the lower end games the fps on the physics section was at 8 - 12 area. I updated to the newest drivers (before the test) and can't seem to find a problem. Can anyone tell me what's wrong and how to fix it? This would be great, and I really appreciate any help.

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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 2:35:57 PM

What were the hickups? And those scores look pretty good to me... Those benchmarks strain GTX 680 SLI. Maybe you're expecting a bit much out of your poor little GPU?
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April 16, 2013 2:43:41 PM

griptwister said:
What were the hickups? And those scores look pretty good to me... Those benchmarks strain GTX 680 SLI. Maybe you're expecting a bit much out of your poor little GPU?


http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4206/27/23-amd-radeon-h...
I can't find what other components are being used above, but I feel that even running an i7 or and AMD processor wouldn't bump up scores that much. This is my first (ever) build and I'm really new to this, so I apologize for my inexperience if I'm overestimating my hardware.
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 2:56:17 PM

Your graphics score is about on par with the link you posted. The difference between an i7 and an i5 is negligible when it comes to gaming. Try turning down the AA a little bit, also, what screen resolution are you running at?
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April 16, 2013 3:03:09 PM

griptwister said:
Your graphics score is about on par with the link you posted. The difference between an i7 and an i5 is negligible when it comes to gaming. Try turning down the AA a little bit, also, what screen resolution are you running at?


My score on the test, Fire Strike, was over 1000 points lower then what they got on theirs. My screen resolution is a recommended (by Windows) 1280 x 1024 . How much do you suppose anti-aliasing affects this?
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 3:19:55 PM

Actually it's 300 points over their score. Let's assume they ran the bench at 1080p.

Your Graphics score in Fire Strike is:

5,633

Their Graphics Score is:

5,392

Your's is higher because you ran a different resolution. Don't be worried at all, The number 4116 is a different result than your graphics score.

AA has tendencies to bog down the 192bit bus the 660s have. But in your case, you won't really have a problem at that resolution... Also, you might want to find out the resolution of your monitor, not your display. Things can look kind of buggy at a certain resolution compared to the general resolution of the monitor.
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April 16, 2013 3:31:20 PM

griptwister said:
Actually it's 300 points over their score. Let's assume they ran the bench at 1080p.

Your Graphics score in Fire Strike is:

5,633

Their Graphics Score is:

5,392

Your's is higher because you ran a different resolution. Don't be worried at all, The number 4116 is a different result than your graphics score.

AA has tendencies to bog down the 192bit bus the 660s have. But in your case, you won't really have a problem at that resolution... Also, you might want to find out the resolution of your monitor, not your display. Things can look kind of buggy at a certain resolution compared to the general resolution of the monitor.

Thank you so much man, that's exactly what I wanted to hear. Just one more thing would be great. How exactly did you calculate that number? Is their some source I could use or where you got the info? Thank you so much man!
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2013 3:41:36 PM

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/532427

Haha! No need to calculate!!! It's right under neath the orange number! What that orange number reflects, I don't know. But what I do know, see all the sub scores there? When people do benchmarks, they go by the smaller boxes to identify each part's score.

http://prntscr.com/10wtkc
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