Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

GTX560 Ti lukewarm experience

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
March 30, 2011 3:46:58 AM

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!

3dMark score:
1 Geforce 8800 GTS: 10969 3DMarks
2 SLI Geforce 8800 GTS: 11550 3DMarks
1 Geforce GTX560 TI: 11915 3DMarks



2 Geforce 8800 GTS with SLI:
GT1 - Return To Proxycon 37.163 FPS SM2.0 Graphics Tests
GT2 - Firefly Forest 36.070 FPS SM2.0 Graphics Tests
CPU1 - Red Valley 1.061 FPS CPU Tests
CPU2 - Red Valley 1.681 FPS CPU Tests
HDR1 - Canyon Flight 66.469 FPS HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests
HDR2 - Deep Freeze 43.871 FPS HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests
Fill Rate - Single-Texturing 9679.163 MTexels/s Feature Tests
Fill Rate - Multi-Texturing 8633.049 MTexels/s Feature Tests
Pixel Shader 244.975 FPS Feature Tests
Vertex Shader - Simple 282.387 MVertices/s Feature Tests
Vertex Shader - Complex 154.027 MVertices/s Feature Tests
Shader Particles (SM3.0) 108.932 FPS Feature Tests
Perlin Noise (SM3.0) 70.355 FPS Feature Tests
8 Triangles 11.863 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
32 Triangles 43.836 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
128 Triangles 128.043 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
512 Triangles 159.193 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
2048 Triangles 168.291 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
32768 Triangles 171.367 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests


My new card, GTX560 Ti:
GT1 - Return To Proxycon 36.832 FPS SM2.0 Graphics Tests
GT2 - Firefly Forest 37.142 FPS SM2.0 Graphics Tests
CPU1 - Red Valley 1.073 FPS CPU Tests
CPU2 - Red Valley 1.631 FPS CPU Tests
HDR1 - Canyon Flight 71.293 FPS HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests
HDR2 - Deep Freeze 46.674 FPS HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests
Fill Rate - Single-Texturing 13084.813 MTexels/s Feature Tests
Fill Rate - Multi-Texturing 45097.438 MTexels/s Feature Tests
Pixel Shader 923.800 FPS Feature Tests
Vertex Shader - Simple 280.205 MVertices/s Feature Tests
Vertex Shader - Complex 309.277 MVertices/s Feature Tests
Shader Particles (SM3.0) 221.828 FPS Feature Tests
Perlin Noise (SM3.0) 345.839 FPS Feature Tests
8 Triangles 13.756 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
32 Triangles 59.380 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
128 Triangles 216.225 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
512 Triangles 331.195 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
2048 Triangles 350.224 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests
32768 Triangles 353.401 MTriangles/s Batch Size Tests



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???


CPU Info

Physical Processors 1
Logical Processors 4
Central Processing Units
Central Processing Unit
Manufacturer Intel
Family Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Architecture 64-bit
Internal Clock 2394 MHz
Internal Clock Maximum 2400 MHz
External Clock 266 MHz
Socket Designation Socket 775
Type
Upgrade ZIF Socket
MultiCore 4 Processor Cores
HyperThreadingTechnology N/A
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

8GB RAM
Intel Motherboard, EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX
March 30, 2011 4:53:44 AM

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.
m
0
l
!