GTX 670 questions, first time PC build

So, recently bit the bullet and built my first PC, spent weeks fine tuning my Newegg shopping cart. Put it all together without an ounce of experience, all worked perfectly from the first start up. I've been setting the computer up for the past 4 days or so, and was just recently curious as to what my 670 could do, as I want to use this for gaming (@1920x1080). Ran Unigine Heaven benchmark, got scores of: FPS- 44.6| Scores - 1123| Min FPS- 21.0 | Max FPS- 112.6

My card is this model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785

Are these scores normal? Should I be getting more, and what can I do as far as settings/tweaking to get the most without burning my card out. I was hoping to be able to max out most current games with at least 60fps+, but I'm guessing that benchmark test isn't an exact representation of my gaming performance. Not super experienced in any overclocking, so any advice helps. (I have Precision X, no idea where to start with it though.)

CPU: i5-3570K Ivy 3.4-3.8ghz Turbo
MoBo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Corsair HX750w

Thanks for any help!
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  1. Yep, those scores are perfectly normal. If you want to begin overclocking, you can take a look at this really nice guide on overclock.net: http://www.overclock.net/t/1265110/the-gtx-670-overclocking-master-guide
  2. Ironslice said:
    Yep, those scores are perfectly normal. If you want to begin overclocking, you can take a look at this really nice guide on overclock.net: http://www.overclock.net/t/1265110/the-gtx-670-overclocking-master-guide


    Thanks! Yeah, I read that earlier, seems a little daunting to say the least. Any tips for a beginner? Also, is my 60fps/Ultra/Max goal for games reasonable with this card/setup? Super newbie to the rescue here :)
  3. Also, what can I do to get higher scores? I'm seeing people get scores of around 1233-1300 with average fps around 50-52. Am I missing something here? Mine seems to be underperforming, I expected to get higher scores after spending 500+ on a gpu.
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