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Poor GTX680 benchmarks. Should I RMA back to Newegg?

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October 4, 2012 5:31:11 AM

Upgraded my video card to GTX680. Wasn't impressed with the performance so I upgraded my mobo and cpu as well.

I saw an improvement but now I am concerned something is wrong. The scores on benchmark image below seem kind of low.
REFERENCE: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/02-Un...

I have of course updated my bios, video driver, and enabled PCIe 3.0




SYSTEM SPECS:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
MOBO: ASROCK Z77 Extreme 4
CPU: Intel i5 3570K 3.4 GHz
RAM: GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 4x4GB = 16GB
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4gb
HD: Western Digital 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 6Gb/s
PSU: 850W
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 ADV BLUE ED
MONITOR: ASUS 27'' and Gateway 19'' (old flat screen hand-me-down)







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October 4, 2012 5:37:04 AM

the score seems right to me.
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1663072&mpage=1&pr...
"GTX680 4GB FTW stock heaven
FPS: 47.4
Scores: 1195
Min FPS: 23.7
Max FPS: 123.0"
he got barely higher scores than you.

if you're dissatisfied with it you could return it,but it seems to be working fine.
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October 4, 2012 5:47:14 AM

I just ran the benchmark with your exact settings and got a 49.3 or a 1243 score. My 680 is factory OC'ed to 1083mhz with power management set to performance.

Your score is close enough. You don't have an issue.
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October 4, 2012 2:26:23 PM

I really expected more from a 680 than this. These scores are comparable to 580 benchmark scores. What should I check to ensure my video card is working at its max potential without overclocking (things like drivers, bios update, ect).

Maybe there is just a setting off or something.
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October 4, 2012 3:03:19 PM

endoxiroc said:
I really expected more from a 680 than this. These scores are comparable to 580 benchmark scores. What should I check to ensure my video card is working at its max potential without overclocking (things like drivers, bios update, ect).

Maybe there is just a setting off or something.


I do not know what settings they actually used, but that list of scores is wrong for the settings they listed. There have been a number of "Post your scores" type posts over the last few months, and no one is getting the scores listed on the link. I'm not talking about the 680's only, but no 580's are getting the scores listed. Heck, it is showing the resolution as 2560x1440. I'm going to guess they didn't actually run any benchmarks at all and just posted some relative numbers, or they did it without setting the tessellation on at all.
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October 4, 2012 3:11:53 PM

There is nothing wrong with your score. Personally I find that benchmark to be terrible and choppy and frankly ugly. Try some other benchmarks like 3dmark 11. You should get somewhere in the mid 9000's in the performance pre-set.
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October 4, 2012 3:16:10 PM

At stock CPU and GPU settings, I think it'll be closer to 9000 (don't want him to get frustrated when he comes up short). 3Dmark11 is also benchmarking your CPU, though low to mid 9000 for the GPU part of the score is about right.
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October 5, 2012 2:34:59 AM

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