A couple of days ago my new EVGA gtx 470 arrived. I immediately removed my old drivers via driver sweeper and then installed the new card. I then ran it through 3dmarkvantage and only scored 14703. I also tested it on a couple different games and it seemed to run a little to slow compared to different benchmarks that i have looked at. Namely crysis, medieval 2 total war, and oblivion.
Crysis: got about 40 fps average on 1920x1080 on high settings. dropped to mid 20s in graphically intensive scenes.
Oblivion: Maxeds out at 1920x1080 runs at 50 fps average.
Medieval total war 2: Maxed at 1920x1080 goes all the way from 80 fps down to 25. And if i make the game go 6x faster it drops down to 4 fps!
3dmarkvantage: at 1280x1024 performance setting.
Is my gtx 470 underperforming? if so can you guys help me find out what the problem is? I have downloaded the newest drivers from EVGAs website.
amd phenom II x4 955
EVGA gtx 470
Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4, Socket-AM3
corsair 4gb ram running at 1333mhz
corsair 750w TX powersupply
Vantage score is largely based on gpu performance. You can have a 980x and a 4850 and your final score will be 10,000. What your gpu score is.
That was actually my score with this same cpu and a 4770.
Are you following me ?
The screenshot showed my gpu score.
Here is my cpu at 2800mhz , physX enabled and disabled.
I'm going to guess your gtx 470 is 'ok'.
I was able to replicate a gpu score of 14700 by running my gtx 460@800, cpu 2800mhz, ppu disabled.
Your cpu is a non factor as long as it does not bottleneck. A 955 should not bottleneck.
From reviews I read, a stock gtx 470@600mhz performance=gtx 460@800mhz or there abouts.
And thats what these results are showing us.
For actual game performance and gpu score in Vantage, you would benefit from a gpu o/c. Not so much cpu o/c. At certain cpu/mem performance levels you unleash the full potential of your gpu, after that point, the higher cpu o/c will not do anything.
You probably could raise your gpu clock from 600 to 700 and realize a nice performance boost, without much effort. Or negatives.