Hello all, I just upgraded my pc graphics card from 2 SLI Geforce 8800 GTS cards to a new GTX560TI. My system is alittle over 2 years old, but still runs strong. However, I was hoping for a pretty nice boost in FPS in some games that have been causing me trouble (namely ARMA 2, but im looking forward to some future releases this year...)
Anyways, I ran 3dMark '06 after installing the new card and it was quite dissappointing. Frame rate is almost identical for the graphics tests and the overall score only jumped up bout 355 points. I saw a bigger jump in performance when I added the second 8800GTS than this!
HMPH! Well, I was worried about a bottleneck situation, either with my PCI-e slot or my cpu. How do I tell my pci-e is 1.0 or 2? I assume mine's only 1 because I dont see a 2.0 anywhere it lists details about it.
As far as game play goes, I have noticed a big improvement in ARMA2 performance, its actually playable now, but it aint no steady 60+ fps...
I included my computer stats below... Obviously at some point I will upgrading my motherboard and cpu in the future...
Anybody have some thoughts on the subject???
Physical Processors 1
Logical Processors 4
Central Processing Units
Central Processing Unit
Family Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Internal Clock 2394 MHz
Internal Clock Maximum 2400 MHz
External Clock 266 MHz
Socket Designation Socket 775
Upgrade ZIF Socket
MultiCore 4 Processor Cores
Capabilities MMX, CMov, RDTSC, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, PAE, NX
Version Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Caches Level Capacity Type Type Details Error Correction Type Associativity
1 32 KB Instruction, Internal Synchronous 8-way Set-Associative
2 4096 KB Instruction, Data, External Synchronous 8-way Set-Associative
For that benchmark you have an extreme cpu bottleneck. For example, my 8800gts on my old q6600 overclocked gets me about 15.5k
The Q6600 at stock is even bottlenecking ARMA for you.
The 560ti isn't much faster then two 8800gts in sli anyway.
Do some Vantage runs and you'll see what i mean. You essentially replaced 2 cards for one with the power of both. Try overclocking your cpu some, even 2.8ghz should alleviate a lot of the bottleneck for games. Not 3dmark06, it's too old and uses a tiny resolution to make sense anymore.