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October 16, 2012 10:17:11 PM

Hey guys I need some help. I just got my brand new EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 690. I saved up a lot of money to purchase this card and when I put it in and installed all the latest drivers I started to test it on some games and when I started to play the games I barely saw any better performance on the games FPS. So I tried overclocking it and I didn't see any difference. My old graphics card was the Sapphire Radeon 7950. So out of curiosity I turned off the SLI to see if I can see a difference and the FPS stayed the same. I don't know what the problem is, please let me know what your thoughts are.

My system specs:

1. Super Micro Mother Bd. (X9DR3-f)
3. Intel Xeon E5-2630, sandy bridge-EP, six core(2.3Ghz each core),( 2.8G turbo Boost) Processor (qty 2)
4. Super Micro, pre-charged, CPU cooler (qty 2)
5. Cool Master 1000Watt power supply
6. Corsair 32G(4x8G), DDR3, 1600MHz (qty 2 kits)
7. Seagate 1.5TB, 6G, SATA Hard Disk
8. EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 690
9. Windows 7 (64 bit)
October 16, 2012 10:22:44 PM

What games?
What settings for the games? e.g. ultra?
Screen resolution?

What FPS are you getting?

Is vsync on?
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October 16, 2012 10:29:26 PM

aaab said:
What games?
What settings for the games? e.g. ultra?
Screen resolution?

What FPS are you getting?

Is vsync on?


Battlefield 3, Minecraft, and Borderlands 2 is what I tested it on. I run every game on ultra settings in 1080p. V-sync is off. Minecraft I get around 120. Battlefield 3 I get 50, and borderland 2 I get around 60-70. I got the same FPS in all the games on the old card.

Thanks for responding.
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October 17, 2012 12:20:47 AM

1) ati drivers can be very difficult to remove completely. I had to use driver fusion / driver sweeper

2) check the settings in nvidia panel and the game settings

3) I can only comment on BL2:

set game settings: disable vsync, set max frame rate to 120 hz (if you have a 120hz monitor, otherwise 60)
you should see +100 fps most of the time.
however, BL2 is CPU bound (http://www.techspot.com/review/577-borderlands-2-perfor...)
also there will be fps drops into the 30/40s in certain areas. this has been reported a lot on the GBX forum.

that's how it works for me with 670SLI and latest driver.
I could not see any improvement between single and SLI in this game.

But there is also a post there many ppl with high-end cards have performance issues in this game (http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=1485...)

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October 17, 2012 12:27:19 AM

To be honest, this looks like a classic CPU bottleneck. Intel Xeon E5-2630 won't be a good cpu for gaming. Yes it's a good CPU for multi threaded apps, but not soo good for single threaded stuff
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October 17, 2012 12:41:33 AM

Smerpo said:
Hey guys I need some help. I just got my brand new EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 690. I saved up a lot of money to purchase this card and when I put it in and installed all the latest drivers I started to test it on some games and when I started to play the games I barely saw any better performance on the games FPS. So I tried overclocking it and I didn't see any difference. My old graphics card was the Sapphire Radeon 7950. So out of curiosity I turned off the SLI to see if I can see a difference and the FPS stayed the same. I don't know what the problem is, please let me know what your thoughts are.

My system specs:

1. Super Micro Mother Bd. (X9DR3-f)
3. Intel Xeon E5-2630, sandy bridge-EP, six core(2.3Ghz each core),( 2.8G turbo Boost) Processor (qty 2)
4. Super Micro, pre-charged, CPU cooler (qty 2)
5. Cool Master 1000Watt power supply
6. Corsair 32G(4x8G), DDR3, 1600MHz (qty 2 kits)
7. Seagate 1.5TB, 6G, SATA Hard Disk
8. EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 690
9. Windows 7 (64 bit)




For 1080p the 7950 will pretty much max out any game, on ultra, why didn't you just stick with that? Can you send the 690 back and get a refund?

Also it looks like you are using your computer as a workstation (ie not just gaming, I hope!!!) so the amd card will be much better for that too.

I can't find any gaming benchmarks for that xeon CPU. Probably because no sane person would ever buy one for gaming!
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October 31, 2012 3:05:44 AM

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