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Gtx 470 underperforming

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 29, 2010 9:57:29 AM


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.

my system:
amd phenom II x4 955
EVGA gtx 470
Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4, Socket-AM3
corsair 4gb ram running at 1333mhz
corsair 750w TX powersupply
haf 932

a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 10:17:43 AM

Update your motherboards BIO's and then report back to us, Would also like to know your OS.

Also, Whats your HDD?
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 1:51:11 PM

Your games fps don't seem to bad, but your Vantage score might be a little low.
What were your individual scores in Vantage. Here is mine with PPU (physX ) disabled.
GTX 460 o/c@925
258 drivers
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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 2:45:22 PM

@notty dude ur using an overclocked i5 Which is far superior than OP Amd cpu.Run ur vantage at stock setting of gpu and cpu and watch ur score going downhill.


a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 2:54:06 PM

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 lowered my max multi to 14x in both cases/
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 3:22:39 PM

See how much ur scores decreased by removing ur overclock.

Not surprisingly your missing the whole point. In my original post, I asked the OP what is individual scores were ?
You can see in my three different screenshots that my gpu score was about the same ?

We don't know what the op's gpu score is yet.

August 29, 2010 3:55:20 PM

my GPU score is 14703
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 4:14:34 PM

great_dane said:
my GPU score is 14703

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.
August 29, 2010 4:47:57 PM

would i see a significant performance increase if i was to overclock my CPU and my gtx 470?
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 4:54:18 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 7:11:38 PM

That's a normal 470 gpu score, don't worry about it. CPU is probably a bottleneck in some cases, my Q6600 at 3.2ghz was for mine.