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GTX 680 Bottle Neck?

Hi

I installed a new MSI GTX 680.
Did a benchmark in Mark06, which showed no improvement over my HD5850.
Figured it is CPU and OC'd 3.5 to 4.2GHz (CM Hyper 212+ cooling)
5850 680 680+CPU OC
SM2.0 7342 6983 8228
SM3.0/HDR 9502 9819 11369
CPU 4868 4807 5604
18978 18885 22023

Got 3D Mark 11 free Steam version: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5131441
Sadly I can only have one result...

Dirt 2, the game I thought would run much faster, got these results(1920x 1080, 2xMSAA, Ultra)
Run 1 Avg:116.6 Min:93.3
Run 2 Avg:114.4 Min:91.5
Run 3 Avg:116.5 Min:92.3
VS HD5850
3 Runs Avg:84 Min:70

System Specs:
MB:Gigabyte GA-880G-UD3H
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 970
GPU:MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
RAM:8GB
OS: Windows 7 HP 64-bit

I really wanted fps to be higher than 120 in Dirt 2.
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  1. there r 2 main types of monitors
    60Hz -which can show 60 frames per second
    120Hz - which can show 120 frames per second

    but ASUS has a 144Hz monitor which can show 144 frames per second.
    so if u dont have that one NO point in getting more than 120 FPS
    but why do u want 120+FPS anyway isn't your game smooth?
  2. I agree with dheeraj, monitor is your bottle neck. You dont need more than 120 fps. Nothing to see here people, move along!
  3. dheeraj9933 said:
    there r 2 main types of monitors
    60Hz -which can show 60 frames per second
    120Hz - which can show 120 frames per second

    but ASUS has a 144Hz monitor which can show 144 frames per second.
    so if u dont have that one NO point in getting more than 120 FPS
    but why do u want 120+FPS anyway isn't your game smooth?



    I have a Samsung SA950 23 120Hz, wanting to do 3d gaming.
    I thought that a GTX 680 would be able to put out Avg. above 120 FPS for stable 3d; Based on reviews such as Anandtech's and TechPowerUp's, getting Dirt3 at more than 120FPS with 4xAA.
    So in my thinking that the GTX 680 is so powerful, there had to be something else hindering it from getting better FPS, after overclocking my CPU the best thing I could think of was asking around...
  4. Your cpu is weak and as others have mentioned.
  5. Best answer
    Most likely a CPU bottleneck, from the benchmarks ive seen AMD's cpu' limit cards like the 680 in even older games like WoW at high fps like around 100. If you are looking for 120+ fps youll most likely need to switch to a ivy or sandy bridge OC'd CPU.
  6. Yup you need to either do an extreme OC on the CPU or upgrade to something better sorry to say :(
  7. I avg. 115fps in dirt 3 with a single msi 670 pe so i think it's your cpu
  8. Best answer selected by XGAVirus.
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