Low fps? help

Hi, i just upgraded my system video card, my pc its a dell xps 435t, using a i7 920 2.6ghz, 8gb of ram (stock ram i think at 1066), i was using a gtx 460 1gb, and upgraded it to a radeo hd7950, also changed the psu since the default one was 475w, and now i have a corsair tx650m, ok so the stock gpu clock works at 900MHz and the stock memory clock at 1250MHz, so i overclocked them a little (using the AMD overdrive tool), the gpu clock to 1Ghz and the memory to 1575MHz, then i ran the heaven 3.0 benchmark and these were the results:

FPS: 10.9
Scores: 276
Min FPS: 5.5
Max FPS: 27.2
Hardware

Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 7 2012
Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
CPU flags: 2660MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 9.10.8.0 3072Mb
Settings

Render: direct3d11
Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 16x
Occlusion: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Tessellation: extreme

:cry: is this normal? isnt that like ultra low fps for the system i have?, my mobo has only a 2.0 pci-e x16 slot, would tha be the problem? or i got a defective card? im also using the beta AMD drivers 12.11 i think it is. thx for any help you can give me :D.
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  1. Dnx said:
    Hi, i just upgraded my system video card, my pc its a dell xps 435t, using a i7 920 2.6ghz, 8gb of ram (stock ram i think at 1066), i was using a gtx 460 1gb, and upgraded it to a radeo hd7950, also changed the psu since the default one was 475w, and now i have a corsair tx650m, ok so the stock gpu clock works at 900MHz and the stock memory clock at 1250MHz, so i overclocked them a little (using the AMD overdrive tool), the gpu clock to 1Ghz and the memory to 1575MHz, then i ran the heaven 3.0 benchmark and these were the results:

    FPS: 10.9
    Scores: 276
    Min FPS: 5.5
    Max FPS: 27.2
    Hardware

    Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 7 2012
    Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
    CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
    CPU flags: 2660MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 9.10.8.0 3072Mb
    Settings

    Render: direct3d11
    Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trilinear
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled
    Tessellation: extreme

    :cry: is this normal? isnt that like ultra low fps for the system i have?, my mobo has only a 2.0 pci-e x16 slot, would tha be the problem? or i got a defective card? im also using the beta AMD drivers 12.11 i think it is. thx for any help you can give me :D.


    Although this seems unusual, i have a feeling this "benchmark" has given you the low FPS rating since the AA is x16. if you can, turn that down/off. But in the long run, the benchmark results dont matter, it is the gaming experience that counts.
  2. TheNotFatGuy said:
    Although this seems unusual, i have a feeling this "benchmark" has given you the low FPS rating since the AA is x16. if you can, turn that down/off. But in the long run, the benchmark results dont matter, it is the gaming experience that counts.


    Ok i disabled it and the results are horrible as well, also tried playing gw2, and when im on the field the fps are sky high, but when im on a city is 20-30 fps.... i mean cmon, im going to reinstall my gtx460 and check the results.
  3. TheNotFatGuy said:
    Although this seems unusual, i have a feeling this "benchmark" has given you the low FPS rating since the AA is x16. if you can, turn that down/off. But in the long run, the benchmark results dont matter, it is the gaming experience that counts.


    Ok i tested with the gtx460 and it kicked the hd7950 ass, the 460 got 446 score with 41top fps all specs of the test on ultra high :(. Any ideas?
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