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GTX 470 poor performance :(

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August 31, 2010 7:14:09 AM

So I built a new computer for FFXIV. Specs are

Core i7 930 stock
EVGA x58 1366 LE mobo
6gb Adata 1600mhz ram (tri)
750w coolermaster GX
Thermaltake A90 with 4 fans
Caviar blue 7200rpm HD
Zotac GTX 470
Running windows 7 64.

I built the computer myself. Everything runs fine. Temps are usually around 32 on the CPU and 40ish on the GPU.

So I go to run the FFXIV benchmark and trust me I wasn't expecting anything spectacular but what I got was a bit disappointing.

Low: 4900
High: 3499

I know that Ati's cards are performing better in the benchmark, so I don't need to be told twice. I did figure that I'd score at least a 4k on high with my computer. Less than 5k on low is just horrendous. I've seen people doing much better with 470s. Any idea what's going on with my system?
a b Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 7:17:06 AM

Well I don't know anything about FFXIV's benchmark becuase its atrocious so I never ran it myself.

Regardless, if those numbers are off I'd assume they are probably from drivers since you just built the computer.

Did you put in all the official drivers for your hardware? Mainly the Chipset and Nvidia drivers.

And no I'm not talking about "windows update" drivers, windows drivers don't count, only use official drivers.
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August 31, 2010 7:18:55 AM

Helltech said:
Well I don't know anything about FFXIV's benchmark becuase its atrocious so I never ran it myself.

Regardless, if those numbers are off I'd assume they are probably from drivers since you just built the computer.

Did you put in all the official drivers for your hardware? Mainly the Chipset and Nvidia drivers.

And no I'm not talking about "windows update" drivers, windows drivers don't count, only use official drivers.


Yeah first thing after installing the new card, I went to nvidia's site and got the newest drivers available.
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August 31, 2010 7:31:25 AM

can you maybe run sonething that i'm more familiar with like 3D mark 06? so that i can see what scores you're getting at?

Dane
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August 31, 2010 2:17:09 PM

Ok I'm downloading vantage right now. I'll post results once I've finished and run it.

Sorry, new computer. I barely have anything on the drive yet.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 2:46:11 PM

I would say your performance was correct.
The low #'s on the FF benchmark are at 1280x720, so your cpu speed can really ramp up the score. At high 1920x1080 the cpu is almost never a bottleneck, 3500 is faster than I got with a max o/c gtx 460. My score was 3390 high 5990 low
I5 750@4.00ghz gtx 460@922

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August 31, 2010 3:01:35 PM

Such a bummer. People are scoring 5k+ on low with 5850s. I still have faith in fermi's potential.
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August 31, 2010 3:02:58 PM

Not to mention the 5k+ scores on high with 5870s. Are they really that much more powerful than a 470?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 4:08:41 PM

In another thread, a member also had a new similar build as this, and scored 14700 for gpu as compared to your 14900. So , I would say thats normal. I've run the Vantage test a few times, but only with my gtx 460 max overclocked.
You can probably go right to 700mhz with your gpu clock speed from its default 607mhz.
For a nice boost in performance.
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August 31, 2010 4:13:31 PM

notty22 said:
In another thread, a member also had a new similar build as this, and scored 14700 for gpu as compared to your 14900. So , I would say thats normal. I've run the Vantage test a few times, but only with my gtx 460 max overclocked.
You can probably go right to 700mhz with your gpu clock speed from its default 607mhz.
For a nice boost in performance.


Would this be safe on air? I have 3 fans that came with my case as well as a side 120mm thermaltake fan for the GPU.

I guess I should also mention my GPU gets up to about 59 degrees while benchmarking.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 4:15:43 PM

IMO, yes. 700 will not require any extra voltage. Have you ever used MSI afterburner or Nvidia's performance tab in their control panel add on to overclock before ?
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August 31, 2010 4:25:36 PM

notty22 said:
IMO, yes. 700 will not require any extra voltage. Have you ever used MSI afterburner or Nvidia's performance tab in their control panel add on to overclock before ?


I have an OC'd 9800GT in my other computer. I used the EVGA tool that came with it. My 470 is a Zotac ( I wanted EVGA again, but I got the zotac for $285 and I just couldn't pass that up). Will MSI afterburner work fine with my Zotac card?

I'm sorry, I'm a bit uneducated on OC'ing. That's why I'm here :) 


*oh I also used rivatuner to OC my old 8600gt.
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a b Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 4:33:24 PM

MSI afterburner will work fine with your zotac.
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August 31, 2010 4:38:38 PM

Ok cool I'll go for that. Thanks for the help. Can I mark this as solved?
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August 31, 2010 4:42:57 PM

JonathanCowden said:
Ok cool I'll go for that. Thanks for the help. Can I mark this as solved?

Select a best answer and I'll close the thread.
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August 31, 2010 4:50:29 PM

Best answer selected by JonathanCowden.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 4:50:54 PM

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