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Why is my 690 running DX10??

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August 11, 2012 4:30:50 PM

I finished building my new rig last night, woke up this morning to start a million different downloads and updates and I happened to notice something that showed my 690 running DX10...shouldn't it be at 11? Thanks for the help

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a c 173 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 4:45:14 PM

What is this something of which you speak?
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August 11, 2012 4:49:06 PM

windows experience index
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 4:51:15 PM

The grphics card can run all versions of DX. What OS are you using? Windows XP doesn't support DX 11.
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August 11, 2012 4:52:59 PM

W7 ultimate 64. That is not the only problem Im having, cpu-z shows my cpu @ 1.6 instead of 4.2...I have watched it switch between the 2. Not just cpu-z but I can see it happen in Asus tools utility
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August 11, 2012 4:53:10 PM

Windows Experience Index also says that my Windows 7 laptop is running on DX 10 when my GPU supports DX 11. Checking DX version directly and the Catalyst Control Center revealed it is DX 11.

I wouldn't be worried. I think WEI is bugged.
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August 11, 2012 4:56:50 PM

does the freq scale to usage or something? That is the only thing I can think of
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August 11, 2012 4:58:42 PM

Instead of being @ 103x41 it drops to 103x16
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a c 184 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:00:55 PM

All current cards and CPUs change freqencies according to load, you're seeing nothing unusual, mate.
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August 11, 2012 5:09:34 PM

so I cant run it at 4.2 all the time?
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:11:25 PM

huntrik said:
windows experience index


Don't be confused by the graphics engine used to test something and what the card is capable of. If they use a DX 10 graphics engine to test, it'll show you are running in DX10 mode. If you play The Witcher 2, it'll show you are in DX9, but when you run Metro 2033, and set it to DX11 settings, it'll show you in DX11.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:17:44 PM

huntrik said:
so I cant run it at 4.2 all the time?


You can disable the speed step technology in BIOS, but do you want your CPU to burn energy when you're not using it?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:19:08 PM

You don't need ot to run at 4.2 all the time it will throttle up and down depending on the load. So if you are running something(s) that is cpu intensive the cpu will throtte up to meet demand, also if the system is idle or not using much cpu time it will throtle down to conserve power and produce less heat.
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August 11, 2012 5:20:03 PM

JKatwyopc said:
The grphics card can run all versions of DX. What OS are you using? Windows XP doesn't support DX 11.


first off he stated he saw it in the WEI and Windows XP doesn't have WEI. Second, Windows XP doesn't support DX10 let alone DX11.
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August 11, 2012 5:21:39 PM

I guess when I look at 1.6 in CPU-Z it just feels like my $2,600 rig is falling on its face. It doesn't "feel" very fast when opening programs and switching between 10 different web pages...
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a c 184 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:24:00 PM

I take it the rig has a SSD?
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August 11, 2012 5:29:08 PM

coozie7 said:
I take it the rig has a SSD?


Samsung 830 128GB
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a c 143 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:35:33 PM

Run HDTune to make sure your hdd is running as it should. I have an older Vertex 2 SSD in my system and startup and opening apps is very quick.
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August 11, 2012 5:36:42 PM

Well you're not going to tell the diff between a 2600 dollar pc and a 400 dollar pc if you are just doing typical task. were all that performance will come in is when you do graphic intense task r heavy video rendering.
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a c 184 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 5:39:31 PM

How I'm beginning to hate you ;) 
Even the fastest systems are going to take a few seconds to load a large program, even SSD tech has its limits.
As a matter of interest, how have you set up the SSD?
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August 11, 2012 5:44:37 PM

Well due to a financial restraint at the end of the build I haven't picked up a new SSD for my old machine so I can pull the dual WD raptors out of for a back up drive, so right now I just have the OS, updates, skyrim and GR: future soldier on this SSD
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August 11, 2012 5:53:16 PM

have you ran benchmarks like 3dmark11 or cinebench 11.5 on that system?
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August 11, 2012 6:03:42 PM

SteelCity1981 said:
have you ran benchmarks like 3dmark11 or cinebench 11.5 on that system?


d/ling 3dmark time now
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August 11, 2012 6:29:26 PM

11654...not impressed :( 
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 6:34:00 PM

huntrik said:
11654...not impressed :( 


What is the rest of your system? That's a higher score than any single core GPU can get, though lower than I'd expect from a 690 (my 680's get over 15k). I'm assuming that was 3dmark11 in performance mode with a p after the score.
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August 11, 2012 6:39:22 PM

The #1 in the Hall of Fame section is the only one with a score over 15k on a single 680...Yes I ran it in performance mode
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August 11, 2012 6:42:26 PM

you checked the bios updates on your motherboard to see what type of fixes they contain that might pretain to your issue?
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August 11, 2012 6:43:34 PM

I also noticed under the details in 3dmark that it said I was running SLI and my second card was an Intel 4000?? WTF is that? Twice now I have gotten a a graphic driver error that said the kernal has stopped...
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 6:44:23 PM

huntrik said:
The #1 in the Hall of Fame section is the only one with a score over 15k on a single 680...Yes I ran it in performance mode


What is the rest of your system? The test also tests your CPU, which is how they get that high of a score, the single GPU score would still be lower than my SLI 680's, but their physics scores take them up that high along with a high OC on the GPU.
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August 11, 2012 6:55:08 PM

Asus Sabertooth Z77
i5 3570K
16GB G.Skill Sniper Series
128GB Samsung SSD
EVGA GTX 690 signature series
Corsair HX850
Corsair H100 Water Cooler
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 6:59:42 PM

You probably have something not quite working right. Can you post the break down of the score? It could be the GPU or CPU causing trouble.
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August 11, 2012 7:02:44 PM

Just hit a 13036 after fresh install of video driver and setting the BIOS to the factory OC setting
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August 11, 2012 7:03:47 PM

GRAPHICS CARD
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
VendorEVGA Corporation# of cards2SLI / CrossFire On Memory2048 MBCore clock705 MHzMemory clock3004 MHzDriver nameDriver version8.17.13.142Driver statusFM Approved
GRAPHICS CARD (SECONDARY)
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 4000VendorUnknown# of cards2SLI / CrossFire On Memory0 MBCore clock0 MHzMemory clock0 MHzDriver nameDriver version8.15.10.2696
PROCESSOR
Processor
Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
Processor clock2884 MHzPhysical / logical processors1 / 4# of cores4
GENERAL
Operating system64-bit Windows 7 (6.1.7600)MotherboardASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH Z77Memory16078 MBHard drive model128GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series ATA Device
DETAILED SCORES
3DMark ScoreP13036Graphics Score16979Physics Score7719Combined Score7632Graphics Test 179.63 FPS Graphics Test 281.89 FPS Graphics Test 3106.35 FPS Graphics Test 449.97 FPS Physics Test24.51 FPS Combined Test35.5 FPS
SETTINGS
Default settings used Yes EditionBasicScreen Width1280Screen Height720Msaa Sample Count1Texture Filtering ModeTrilinearMax Af Anisotropy1Tessellation Detail5Max Tessellation Factor10ShadowMapSize5Shadow Cascade Count4Surface Shadow Sample Count16Volumetric Illumination Quality5Ambient Occlusion Quality5Depth Of Field Quality5Enable Window ModeOffEnable Vertical SyncOffEnable Triple BufferingOffEnable WireframeOffColor Saturation100%
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 7:05:22 PM

huntrik said:
Just hit a 13036 after fresh install of video driver and setting the BIOS to the factory OC setting


I'm assuming that's the 13036P score. That is a lot better and closer to what I'd expect.

When I asked for a break down of the score, I mean the combined score, graphics score and physics score.


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August 11, 2012 7:06:08 PM

SCORE
P13036 3DMarks
GRAPHICS SCORE
16979
PHYSICS SCORE
7719
COMBINED SCORE
7632
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 7:06:31 PM

huntrik said:
SCORE
P13036 3DMarks
GRAPHICS SCORE
16979
PHYSICS SCORE
7719
COMBINED SCORE
7632


A single 680 at stock gets just over 9000 on the graphics score. A 690 are a bit underclocked 680's in SLI, so your score looks like it should.
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August 11, 2012 7:11:13 PM

I havent messed with trying to OC the GPU at all
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 7:13:40 PM

You are good to go, have fun with your new card.
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August 11, 2012 7:14:35 PM

huntrik said:

GRAPHICS CARD (SECONDARY)
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 4000VendorUnknown# of cards2SLI / CrossFire On Memory0 MBCore clock0 MHzMemory clock0 MHzDriver nameDriver version8.15.10.2696
PROCESSOR
Processor
Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
Processor clock2884 MHzPhysical / logical processors1 / 4# of cores4


Something doesn't look right here...aka 2nd GPU and 2884mhz
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August 11, 2012 7:16:42 PM

huntrik said:

GRAPHICS CARD (SECONDARY)
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 4000VendorUnknown# of cards2SLI / CrossFire On Memory0 MBCore clock0 MHzMemory clock0 MHzDriver nameDriver version8.15.10.2696
PROCESSOR
Processor
Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
Processor clock2884 MHzPhysical / logical processors1 / 4# of cores4


Something doesn't look right here...aka 2nd GPU and 2884mhz
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a c 217 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 7:21:13 PM

It's the on board IGP, it is not being used in the test or your score would not what it is. It might be possible to make it disappear in the bios settings, but I see people with great benchmarking having their IGP showing up in the listing, so I'm not concerned.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
August 11, 2012 7:22:57 PM

.......... Intel's video is on the chip but is there a spot in the BIOS to disable the on board ?..........
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August 11, 2012 7:26:42 PM

swifty_morgan said:
.......... Intel's video is on the chip but is there a spot in the BIOS to disable the on board ?..........



Not that I can tell but I will look again...but then again, if it is normal I will leave it the way it is
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