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August 27, 2012 6:56:07 PM

I have recently got an Evga gtx 670 and it isn't performing as well as i'd hoped. I was playing Dawn of war 2 on ultra settings and i was getting about 30-50 frames a sec. But sometimes it would drop down to about 10! I thought this card would be able to handle this game better? Alot of games are getting a lower framerate than expected so i'm playing a few games on medium-low settings. But i got sleeping dogs and that is running at around 80-100 on medium. I have a 3.1ghz i5 processor. Anyone know what i could do to help performance? Thanks

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a c 191 U Graphics card
August 27, 2012 7:28:15 PM

What kind of i5 do you have? What does the rest of your computer look like?
August 27, 2012 9:52:09 PM

It is an Intel core i5-2380p 3.1ghz pro.
Also have : Gigabyte H61MA-D2V Motherboard
8GB Ram
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Benq xl2420t 120hz monitor

Anything else you would like to know?

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a c 191 U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 12:26:50 AM

Well which power supply do you have?
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 2:02:28 AM

Your Hard Drive maybe? It could have trouble loading certain things and that having an impact on your game experience.
a c 191 U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 5:06:30 PM

Well that power supply runs at 75% efficiency, and it should have enough power on the 12V's, but I would still recommend changing it when the funds allow, as its not that great of a power supply.

What resolution are you using?
August 28, 2012 5:16:25 PM

Im running at 1920x1080
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2012 9:18:22 PM

It's most likely that your card is not causing the problem. Have you updated your drivers? Also run a disk check. Did you have a radeon card before?
August 28, 2012 9:28:25 PM

I like the suggestion of load lag. All too common in Diablo 3 when you start a new area.

The other day I zoned in on big battle with elites and 3 other players in public game. It was slide show time for a bit until it managed to load what it needed, then it was back to normal. No idea how bad fps was for 15 seconds or so, but it would have been bad.
August 28, 2012 9:33:02 PM

My drivers are up to date, and i ran a disk check and it came back fine. I had an nvidia gtx 550ti.

It might actually be that because the framerate normally increases after a little while. What can be done to prevent that happening?
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 12:55:01 AM

ryant1234 said:
My drivers are up to date, and i ran a disk check and it came back fine. I had an nvidia gtx 550ti.

It might actually be that because the framerate normally increases after a little while. What can be done to prevent that happening?

Do you have any special drivers installed (like Intel Rapid Storage)?. Also it might just be that your HDD is fragmented.
I can't see any other explanation since you aren't experiencing any major problems. Also, did you do any overclocking in the past?
August 29, 2012 5:42:06 PM

As far as i'm aware i don't. I defragmented my HDD but the problem still happens. No, i haven't overclocked anything as of yet. It's strange. Maybe the card just isn't as good as i had hoped?
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 7:32:49 PM

No I dont think that the card is bad. According to this http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-nvidia-geforce-g... the 560 Ti gets 69 fps at ultra settings. You would imagine that the GTX 670 would outperform it by ALOT. The last suggestions I can think of is go to Task Manager and find if there's any process hogging the CPU. You can also download RealTemp and GPU-Z to determine if everything is right. Check the refresh rate is set to 120Hz. Lastly do a virus check. Good Luck! :) 

http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
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August 29, 2012 8:09:55 PM

My computer says it has 2gb internal graphics. So it is saying it has 4gb of graphics with the gpu added. Would this make any difference or is that common?
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