Hey everyone. I recently bought a Gigabyte GTX 680 2gb OC and installed it. I'm going to be honest and say I don't really understand how overclocking works. However, the GTX 680 was advertised as being Overclocked to 1071 MHz However, running MSi Afterburner, the core clock is always stuck at 705-706. I made sure to boot up a heavy intensive game (Battlefield 3) and went back and checked, and it still shows it always being stuck at 706.
Yep, go to the Nvidia driver website and go for the "beta" drivers option. When you install the drivers, there is a check box for "Clean Install". You might as well go for the 304.79 drivers just released today. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
Alright I'm a dunce. My version of Msi Afterburner was 5 months old. I just updated, and now my settings have changed. I think it's fixed.
Yup! My clock got up to 1124
Just glad it's working. I still find it bizarre how both Nvidia Control Panel and Msi listed my card as being 705 mhz (for core clock) - when my edition said it was Overclocked to 1074 mhz out of the box.
Is this something to still be worried about, or am I good to go?
And on that note, how high should I push the MHz on this card? Just go up in increments of + 5 (I'm on +45 now) and make sure its stable?
EDIT: My updated Nvidia driver Panel now reflects my MHz correctly.
I'm currently hitting 45-60fps on Skyrim and 55-60 in Battlefield. Which is great. But I'm wondering if my i5 2320 is holding me back. Was kind of hoping to get a constant 60 at least maybe 70-80. Maybe that was unrealistic.
My gtx 580 was getting similar numbers, which is why Im disappointed. But the reason I upgraded 680 vs 580 SLI is my brother had a very poor card so I wanted him to get up to date, so I gave him my 580. Kind of wondering if I should have just got another 580 and saved money since the performance is similar.
I'll try this guide though and see if I can get an improvement.
Skyrim is a tough game to gauge performance with. With mods, and depending on the location, the framerates can vary considerably.
Are you using Adaptive VSync? If so, that could be why your framerates are not going above 60. Turn it off to see if you get higher numbers. If you do use VSync, be sure to use Adaptive VSync, it's way better than regular VSync.