Hello community, I have an EVGA GTX 580 Card that I have bought recently. I've been running some tests such as: OC tuner, 3D Mark11, and Furmark. I've been getting about 20 fps on all of these stress benchmarking software. Any idea on why this is happening? I'm reading up online and people are getting something to the gist of 50-80 fps no problem. Could it be my GPU is faulty? NOTE: I bought this card from Fry's Electronics, and it was ALREADY used, however, the guy -cards/cpu/laptop salesman- said it was returned by someone who just buys cards to test them and then returns them.
That sounds like normal, pressure testing/benchmarking are completly different than real world tests. Are you sure your not running it on enthusiast settings? If so lower it to get better FPS. What you should be more concerned with is FPS in games, because benchmarks really dont mean anything unless your overclocking with the absolute best stuff.
Another suggestion would be to go into the Nvidia control panel and make sure single display performance mode is checked along with prefer maximum performance under power usage settings.
Like i said before it all seems right, to get more than 20 fps running those benches at max settings you need more like 3-4 cards to achieve more than 80 fps if your running full AA, full resolution, and maxed out settings. What more do you want?