the only reason for that to happen as far as i know is if you have an extremely old card that doesn't have a shader clock. but for such a new card to be displaying that is strange. the card may have a defect. make sure it's fully seated in the pci-e slot, and if there's nothing that looks wrong with the card, consider RMA'ing it.
Well Im going to double check and make sure its not PEBCAK first of all, I bought it off newegg so im not too worried about shipping it back for a replacement right off the bat, I can fugg with it a day or two and then if no luck, ship it back.
Looks like gaming for the weekend may be canceled, as I gave my wife the 8800GTS(G92) and I'll be damned if Im getting that back out of her computer now hehe.
mmm well i dont really know but i wouldnt think so. if its running worse than you GTS something is wrong. or your running on a really small screen. some times the big, powerful gpu's dont run as good on small screens.
So I changed my drivers to 178.13 an my performance has increased significantly, and GPUz is also showing both shader clock speeds now.
When I run the same benchmark in Company of heroes, on 1600x1050, all settings and AA maxed out it is getting an average of 40 fps, with a 30 low and 63 high.
That still seems a little low to me, the benchmarks I have been reading for the 9800GX2 show FPS between 80-170 but then they all use funky settings to get those FPS, no one ever shows you a solid "This is how the game performance when you crank everything to the right."