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Is HP pulling a fast one on the Radeon 7770?

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September 19, 2012 12:35:49 PM

Hi.

Need your help...

Bought a new HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t, 12 GB, with their AMD Radeon HD 7770 2GB card and 600w PSU.

Ran the WEI on the whole Windows 7 system which came out to only a strange 5.9 with an Intel i7-3770 CPU. Then I also ran AIDA 64 which reported a core clock speed of 300 Mhz, instead of 1 Ghz that I think is the standard for the 7770.

Not feeling happy, I then went for the 3D Mark basic trial and here are the results...

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4428329

What do you think? Am I interpreting the results incorrectly?

http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/AMD+Radeon...

Is HP playing fair? I noticed that the card had "AMD Radeon" printed on the center of the GPU Fan, not 1Ghz.

Thanks,

SN :) 
September 19, 2012 1:05:10 PM

Going by parts:
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Windows 7 system which came out to only a strange 5.9


Windows 7 benchmark base the results on the lowest result only, probably your HD is 5.9 and the rest of the system get that score also... nothing to worry about. that is very common.

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Then I also ran AIDA 64 which reported a core clock speed of 300 Mhz, instead of 1 Ghz that I think is the standard for the 7770.


You must check the clocks when the card is in use, run a benchmark program and while running it check the clocks again.

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Not feeling happy, I then went for the 3D Mark basic trial and here are the results...


Have you already upgraded your graphics card drivers to the latest version? that changes a lot the graphical score.
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September 19, 2012 2:06:08 PM

Hi again.

Used the latest rev of GPU-Z:

http://screencast.com/t/SlLNaz2hC

When I used 3D Mark 11, I was only able to see about 17 fps? How come?

TIA,

SN :) 

BTW - Do I have to use HP's Drivers or could I get them direct from AMD? Do you have a link?
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September 19, 2012 2:11:17 PM

forget about FPS. run a game. watch gpu-z and see if the card ramps up.
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September 19, 2012 2:14:51 PM

That screenshot of GPU-Z is exactly what it should be.

3DMark 11 is designed to really push a system. 17FPS isn't all that bad honestly. You will get noticeably better FPS in actual games vs a stress test like 3DMark. You should be able to use AMD drivers without any issues.
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September 19, 2012 2:40:34 PM

@ish416 and others...

Is there a program (preferably portable) that I can use to see the FPS while playing a game?
Also, what is the offfical AMD driver download link for the 7770?

Many thanks to all for the heads-up. I feel better now.

SN ;) 
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September 19, 2012 2:42:56 PM

Best answer selected by smart_Neuron.
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September 19, 2012 3:50:15 PM

Download and run FRAPS to see FPS in game.
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September 19, 2012 7:23:45 PM

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