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My PNY GTX 470 only scores 20000 with 3DMark06 should be 23000.

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November 25, 2010 8:05:33 PM

I just upgrade to 470 GTX PNY XLR8 and my benchmark scores are low in comparison to same system with several different apps/benchmarks. I have a stock clocked i7 860 and 8gb 1333 ddr3 so I can figure out why I can get decent scores using 260.99 driver. Could my card be faulty or do I have a bottleneck? Any way I can really get a good comparison to similar setup would be great. Could I be missing a setting because I have used ATI/AMD since I started gaming so I am unfamiliar with a couple settings. I might put this back in the box and cough up another 20 dollars for a 6870!
November 26, 2010 1:44:55 AM

My system, i7 930 and gtx 470 got 18.5k bone stock. So since the i7 860 Turbos up a bit higher, 20k sounds about right.

With my i7 930 overclocked to 4.011ghz I score ~25K, 3DMark06 is bound by the cpu by today's standards because of the low resolution we test at.

3DMark Vantage, or the new one coming out should give yo a much better snapshot of your computer performance. FYI the 6870 is slower then the gtx 470, at the very most equal to.
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November 26, 2010 6:13:28 AM

3DMark 06 isn't the best way to judge your performance.Try some games and compare your FPS with benchmarks from other websites.
My rig(i7 860/HD 5970) also didn't score very well in 3DMark,but my FPS in fine in games.
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November 26, 2010 9:03:47 AM

Hey thanks for info! I feel better about performance , and I noticed DX11 games/benchmarks run great with this setup but DX10 and 9 not as good. I guess the drivers have something to do with that ,optimized for newer games! Thanks for info/help!
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