Underperforming GTX 980

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  1. Phragmeister

    Phragmeister Ancient Guru

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  2. Agent-A01

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    Can you do a firestrike benchmark?

    What clock speeds under load are you seeing?
     
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    Heaven 4.0 is a lot more stressful than earlier versions, mainly due to texture quality and lighting. As I've told many of my friends, right now VRram is the most important thing in PC gaming. I'm still using an ancient AMD FX 8350 cpu, but my 6gb 1060 allows me to play all the latest games with high settings at 1080p. I ran the exact same benchmark with the same settings and this is what I got. Try doing a complete, clean uninstall of all Nvidia software and then use the most current drivers and try again. [​IMG]
     
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    Just ran 3DMark Vantage on Performance -

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    These are similar systems -

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    Still don't know why the Heaven benchmark scored so low.
     

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    My SLI 980 score, if scaling was 100%, that would be close to 65fps for single 980 but the max / min is about right

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    How to explain this abysmal score? Similar builds are 12k+

    Do I need to disable antialiasing before running it?

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    Reset "Global" 3D settings in NVCP to default

    You're coming up about 1/3 of what you should with a 980 there

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    Stupid question, do you have a Gsync screen? If so, deactivate Gsync before benching. Maybe even Vsync? Not that much of a bencher tbh.
     
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    Reset 3D settings -

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    Don't have Gsync.

    I'll try a reinstall with DDU.

    EDIT: After a reinstall using DDU in safe mode -

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  10. AsiJu

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    Yeah numbers seem very low, use Afterburner/RTSS to check your GPU clock and temps while benchmarking, like Agent-A01 asked.
     

  11. Phragmeister

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    Afterburner's showing my core clock running at 670MHz in Fire Strike.

    I've re-installed the drivers a few times now, and tried different drivers. I'll try re-seating the card.

    EDIT: Re-seated and still 670MHz in FS.

    EDIT 2: Forced maximum performance and that looks to have solved the problem -

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    I really don't want the card running at full when browsing, however.

    Anyone have any experience with P-State bugs?
     
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  12. Agent-A01

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    670 mhz is obviously way less than it's supposed to be.

    Prefer max performance in nvcpl do anything?

    You may try updating all your drivers with Snappy driver installer
     
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    This setting has resolved the issue -

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    Much better.

    Also doesn't ramp-up the core clock while browsing.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    That score is still really low for your specs.

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  15. Phragmeister

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    Were you meant to quote my last post?

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    I've never been much of a bencher but 13.7k seems normal for a standard clocked 980?
     

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    Yeah that's fine I think, good that you got it sorted.

    My 980 Ti does around 18.5k with stock settings (meaning around 1350 MHz boost).
     
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    I was quoting your first Fire Strike score. You've obviously resolved your issue, so good job! As for me, I think I need to go back to Intel on my next upgrade.
     
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    Btw, you don`t have to put "Prefer maximum performance" globally. You can put "Adaptive" globally and then put "Prefer maximum performance" on per game basis.
     
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    Looks like a fun game to play.
     

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