I know that feeling, man. There's nothing worse than spending so much money on this card and then realizing that my card can't get anywhere near the results being posted online. The card was performing fine, though. I could play everything at 4K, so that wasn't an issue. But enthusiasts like us, we like to push things. I'm extremely happy with my card now, which is great, coz I'm going to have it for a while. Which card do you have? Mine isn't a particularly popular card, but it's compatible at least. I think it's compatible with all of the reference cards.