580 underperforming? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: June 12, 2012 10:15 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Gallarian June 9, 2012 9:53:25 PM Hey guys, My brother has just bought himself a custom PC, which has these specs: Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H CPU: i5-3570k @ 3.4ghz RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 GPU: EVGA 570 SC PSU: 500w Corsair OP: Win 7 64 Res: 1920x1080 My specs are in my sig As far as I can see, every aspect of my system either matches or surpasses that of his (I know technically his CPU is better, but my overclock puts the 2500k ahead). Despite this, his system seems to outperform mine in games, generally by about 3-5 fps (not alot, but enough to give rise to this post imo). Also, though it obviously doesnt really mean much, his 570 pulls 7.9 on the Windows experience index, whereas my 580 only gets 6.0. We are both running the latest NVIDIA 301.42 drivers. Has anyone any suggestions? More about : 580 underperforming Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card June 9, 2012 9:55:02 PM Clean your windows. You probably have some nasty stuff running while you're gaming. Is your SSD full? Gallarian June 9, 2012 10:00:02 PM I had a feeling it might be time for a clean install.. Though I have thought, his board and cpu support PCI-E 3.0, as opposed to my 2.0, could this have an effect? Related resources Underperforming GTX 580 EVGA SC - Forum Is my Radeon 7770 underperforming? - Forum EVGA GTX 770 Underperforming - Forum i5 4670k seriously underperforming? - Forum Underperforming pc; 780ti, 4770k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Gallarian June 9, 2012 10:05:24 PM Edit: Yes, my SSD is full (almost no programs on there, all space is taken by Windows and games) Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card June 9, 2012 10:14:33 PM That's your problem. When SSD fills up, it slows down A LOT. That's why it's advisable to leave at least 30% of free space on it. PCIe revision does not have any effect at all. Furthermore, GTX 570 does not support PCIe 3.0. Gallarian June 11, 2012 6:34:43 PM Would a full SSD really decrease fps in games? In that case Im going to clean install asap haha Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card June 11, 2012 6:44:34 PM Yes it would if it's really full. The games would not be able to read the data from it fast enough so they lag. Furthermore, full SSD is slower than an HDD. Gallarian June 12, 2012 8:36:52 AM Fair enough - thanks mate! Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card June 12, 2012 10:15:25 AM Glad to help. Remember to let us know of the results . Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedis my laptop underperforming? Forum SolvedUnderperforming gaming rig Forum SolvedGTX 780 Underperforming Forum SolvedDark souls under-performing on the PC port? Forum SolvedGPU is underperforming Forum SolvedMy System Is Underperforming Forum SolvedGTX 770 Under-performing Forum SolvedIs my 290 underperforming? Forum Solvedgtx 770 underperforming Forum SolvedOverclocking FX-6300 to 4.1GHz, fluctuation and underperforming issues. Forum SolvedPC is underperforming? Forum Solvedgpu underperforming issue Forum SolvedIs my Intel possessor underperforming? Forum SolvedAMD Radeon R7 260X Under-performing? Forum SolvedIs my GPU underperforming? (GTX 660 ti) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !