470 GTX Galaxy under performing

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  1. WhiteDragon32

    WhiteDragon32 New Member

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    470 GTX Galaxy under performance issues.

    I have been running this card for months now and it doesn't matter what game I play it under performs my old ATI 4850 Radeon and my friends 230 GT ( yes GT not GTX ). It doesn't matter if I run the lowest settings of the game it still under performs the 2 cards and those cards are running maxed out settings in the games. The GPU never goes over about 40% usage even when i max out the game settings or lower them. The only time the GPU goes over 40% is when I do a stress test. I don't get any artifacting FYI.

    I have tired new OS installs, the drivers that came with the card, new drivers, even now the newest drivers, fully updating my OS, and even updating my MOBO (M3A78-T) BIOS to the latest version.

    Below is my bench marks on this card.
    FurMark
    SCORE: 2514 points (41 FPS, 60000 ms)

    I could use some help here.



    Specs:
    PSU: 750w crosshair
    CPU: AMD 9850 Black
    RAM: 4G DDR2 1066 mHz
    OS: Win7/XP SP3
    Liquid cooled CPU and Northbridge Idle temp 23c Load temp 33c
     
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  2. peanutmanak47

    peanutmanak47 Master Guru

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    Could be a faulty card sadly.
     
  3. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    What games are you playing? I have a feeling your CPU is bottlenecking the game. Phenom Is were terrible in terms of gaming performance.

    Try installing your card on their machines and see if there's a difference, if there is, then it's the CPU.

    deltatux
     
  4. WhiteDragon32

    WhiteDragon32 New Member

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    I guess it could be the CPU but the older cards had double the FPS. The games I have been playing lately aren't high end games. Leage of Legends and WOW. On my old card I was 5boxing WOW and had more FPS than I am getting on this card. 5boxing = playing 5 instances of the game at the same time via key broadcasting from the keyboard to all the games.

    If it were the CPU wouldn't just OCing it fix the issue?
     
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  5. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Both League of Legends and World of Warcraft are CPU-intensive games.

    Like I said, try popping your card in a friend's computer or upgrade your CPU.

    This CPU is already faster than what you have by a good margin:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103921

    deltatux
     

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