Why is my 690 running DX10??

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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  1. What is this something of which you speak?
  2. windows experience index
  3. The grphics card can run all versions of DX. What OS are you using? Windows XP doesn't support DX 11.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. does the freq scale to usage or something? That is the only thing I can think of
  7. Instead of being @ 103x41 it drops to 103x16
  8. All current cards and CPUs change freqencies according to load, you're seeing nothing unusual, mate.
  9. so I cant run it at 4.2 all the time?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. I take it the rig has a SSD?
  16. coozie7 said:
    I take it the rig has a SSD?


    Samsung 830 128GB
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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
  21. have you ran benchmarks like 3dmark11 or cinebench 11.5 on that system?
  22. SteelCity1981 said:
    have you ran benchmarks like 3dmark11 or cinebench 11.5 on that system?


    d/ling 3dmark time now
  23. 11654...not impressed :(
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. you checked the bios updates on your motherboard to see what type of fixes they contain that might pretain to your issue?
  27. 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...
  28. 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.
  29. Asus Sabertooth Z77
    i5 3570K
    16GB G.Skill Sniper Series
    128GB Samsung SSD
    EVGA GTX 690 signature series
    Corsair HX850
    Corsair H100 Water Cooler
  30. 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.
  31. Just hit a 13036 after fresh install of video driver and setting the BIOS to the factory OC setting
  32. 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%
  33. 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.
  34. SCORE
    P13036 3DMarks
    GRAPHICS SCORE
    16979
    PHYSICS SCORE
    7719
    COMBINED SCORE
    7632
  35. 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.
  36. I havent messed with trying to OC the GPU at all
  37. You are good to go, have fun with your new card.
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. .......... Intel's video is on the chip but is there a spot in the BIOS to disable the on board ?..........
  42. 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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