I don't frequent this part of the forums very often, so to those who I've never met - hi
I just have a quick question.
Having recently just run FurMark with my new ENGTX560 Ti, I was wondering how acceptable my scores are? I've never used FurMark before, and I've never owned a rig as expensive as this, so I'm somewhat lacking in knowledge. I know it's nothing compared to a 580 SLI or whatnot, but I was just wondering whether for the card I have, the performance is correct (see SS below.)
DynCam [ ]
Xtreme burn-in [ ]
Post FX [x]
Then I just went and hit 'Benchmark (no preset)')
I realise the GPU temp may be high, but that was because I'd previously just run 5 other tests at different settings, and hadn't given it a chance to cool back down to 30'c.
The reason I went ahead and tested all this is because I noticed some blurring in Crysis Warhead, and a drop in FPS, and some stuttering in Oblivion (though I may account the former to connection (+downloading) and the latter to mods.)
Anyways, tell me what you think please
I plan to upgrade soon anyway (tossing up between another 560 Ti in SLI or a single 580) but as of yet I haven't got the money for either, and I need other upgrades such as a new monitor for 1080p resolution and PSU from a more trusted company.
I don't measure, as I find the flicking numbers to be too intrusive. It's usually smooth, but I wouldn't say it's by any means consistent (though I play with all settings maxxed.) When I used the Shogun 2 Steam Benchmark (DX 11, High Settings) my average FPS was 39.94.
Things like WoW are consistently 60 with everything ultra and all settings on, Rift dipped to 50 at the same settings but never below, Shogun 2 was 39.91 as the benchmark suggests (though it dropped to 2-5FPS during large battles with multiple AI bots - limitations of a 1GB card I assume), Crysis Warhead I'd guess is about 30 on ultra.
Overall, my FPS is okay, but it's hardly the step up I thought it was after the initial novelty of the rig wore off.
I recognise the card is stronger than my old HD 4870 (that chugged badly when I put it at ultra settings) but it doesn't seem to warrant all the rave reviews it gets.
Edit: I'll test with 3Dmark11 and post the results in this thread.
Edit 2: System specs if they're needed:
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
MoBo: Asus P8P67 Pro
RAM: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
GPU: 1x Asus ENGTX560 Ti
Cooling: Thermaltake Frio,
HDD: 2x WD Black 7200rpm 64MB cache in Raid 0
OS: Win7 64-bit
Thanks for your replies,
Feel free to ask anything else, I'll do my best to oblige.
If I could just trouble you with one final question, as you seem knowledgeable, if I was to upgrade, do you suggest I go for the two step upgrade and get another 560Ti to SLI with my current, or hold out a little longer for a 580 (assuming that I meet all requirements and everything's dandy.)