Benchmark Thread - How do you rank against other GS users?

#201 Posted by kitty (114294 posts) -
[QUOTE="darksusperia"] That would be nice, thanks :)

PM'ed a mod, so I'll see what happens :) If it happens to be stickied, then he did it. :P Oh, probably not worth changing. :P But I upped my score from 2718, to 2831
#202 Posted by Caddy (28709 posts) -
And we now have this stickied. ;)
#203 Posted by kitty (114294 posts) -
Thanks caddy :)
#204 Posted by lostrib (31501 posts) -
#205 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -

Thanks for the sticky.

Seeing as its not been answered, Im going to go ahead an run a second leaderboard with cloud gate for the DX10 users. I will make the board out of existing scores that I have on the first page. I really want this thread to be inclusive and not exclusive. Seeing as we have a couple phone benches as well, I will make a third LB for them. Its more work for me but thats ok. Give me a couple hours and I will have the next 2 boards up.

EDIT: Everyone has been updated this morning.

#206 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -

OK, 2 new leaderboards are up and working. Results compiled from existing. I am unaware of any issues with Cloud Gate, so if someone knows of any then please let me know. I am only accepting Ice Storm Scores for tablets and phones.

#207 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -
  My Samsung Galaxy Note.
#208 Posted by nightz2k (456 posts) -

Fixed my issue with the Physics score, finally got it working like it should. Was a PITA to troubleshoot, but I knew it wasn't right.

CPU: 2500k@5GHz, GPU: 2x 7950's @ 1200/1700, Memory: 2x4GB 1600MHz

My Clould Gate Score: 23496 Link for Proof


EDIT: My new Firestrike score: 12128 Link for Proof

Same settings for CPU/GPU's and Memory. Figured my scores would improve since now physics is working right. I think I'm done for now, lol.

#209 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3384 posts) -

Fixed my issue with the Physics score, finally got it working like it should. Was a PITA to troubleshoot, but I knew it wasn't right.

CPU: 2500k@5GHz, GPU: 2x 7950's @ 1200/1700, Memory: 2x4GB 1600MHz

My Clould Gate Score: 23496 Link for Proof


EDIT: My new Firestrike score: 12128 Link for Proof

Same settings for CPU/GPU's and Memory. Figured my scores would improve since now physics is working right. I think I'm done for now, lol.

nightz2k
Nooooooooooooooooo You knocked me off 3rd!
#210 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -

Fixed my issue with the Physics score, finally got it working like it should. Was a PITA to troubleshoot, but I knew it wasn't right.

CPU: 2500k@5GHz, GPU: 2x 7950's @ 1200/1700, Memory: 2x4GB 1600MHz

My Clould Gate Score: 23496 Link for Proof


EDIT: My new Firestrike score: 12128 Link for Proof

Same settings for CPU/GPU's and Memory. Figured my scores would improve since now physics is working right. I think I'm done for now, lol.

nightz2k
updated. What did you do to get your physics working right?
#211 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3384 posts) -

Just did Cloud Gate 30404

Same setup as firestrike.

#212 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -

Just did Cloud Gate 30404

Same setup as firestrike.

acanofcoke
added.
#213 Posted by nightz2k (456 posts) -

updated. What did you do to get your physics working right?darksusperia

Probably between installing non-beta drivers to installing 3DMark on HDD instead of SSD. Weird why that worked, but I guess that was the issue, at least in my case.

I may try to push my CPU/GPU's again soon. I know I can get a little higher, just gotta remember what settings I had to get it stable enough.

#214 Posted by BPoole96 (22755 posts) -

Guess I'll add my Cloud Gate score as well

18653 - BPoole - http://www.3dmark.com/cg/422389 2500K(4.3) - 2x 6950(840) - 2133 RAM

#215 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -

Guess I'll add my Cloud Gate score as well

18653 - BPoole - http://www.3dmark.com/cg/422389 2500K(4.3) - 2x 6950(840) - 2133 RAM

BPoole96
updated. [QUOTE="nightz2k"][QUOTE="darksusperia"] updated. What did you do to get your physics working right?

Probably between installing non-beta drivers to installing 3DMark on HDD instead of SSD. Weird why that worked, but I guess that was the issue, at least in my case.

huh ok. Probably the same effect as the suggestion earlier for deleting the folder after uninstall, then reinstall 3dmark seeing as you would have installed to a new folder. I wonder if that worked for him.
#216 Posted by nightz2k (456 posts) -

huh ok. Probably the same effect as the suggestion earlier for deleting the folder after uninstall, then reinstall 3dmark seeing as you would have installed to a new folder. I wonder if that worked for him.darksusperia

That did most likely help installing to a new folder and/or hdd. I knew something wasn't right with my score being dead last before, lol.

 

Funny thing is my score is 21332 on a single GPU. I guess a 2nd one doesn't seem to matter all that much. (Don't need to add that to the leaderboard)

I went for a higher score in Cloud Gate with 2x GPU's again too: 24787 - LINK for Proof - 2500k@5.1GHz, 2x 7950's @ 1200/1700, Memory 1600MHz

Also Fire Strike with a score of 12242 - Link for Proof - Same dual GPU settings.

#217 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -
And we now have this stickied. ;)Caddy
Thanks![QUOTE="2ndWonder"][QUOTE="darksusperia"] That would be nice, thanks :)

PM'ed a mod, so I'll see what happens :) If it happens to be stickied, then he did it. :P Oh, probably not worth changing. :P But I upped my score from 2718, to 2831

Good thinking 2nd!
#218 Posted by kraken2109 (12950 posts) -

Looking good now with the 3 leaderboards :)

Maybe if DX11 was actually used as the main API I would have upgraded sooner. Planning on a 760/760ti anyway.

#219 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -

Looking good now with the 3 leaderboards :)

Maybe if DX11 was actually used as the main API I would have upgraded sooner. Planning on a 760/760ti anyway.

kraken2109
That will be more than a doubling in performance right? Maybe even three times what you got now?
#220 Posted by kraken2109 (12950 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

Looking good now with the 3 leaderboards :)

Maybe if DX11 was actually used as the main API I would have upgraded sooner. Planning on a 760/760ti anyway.

horgen123
That will be more than a doubling in performance right? Maybe even three times what you got now?

GTX 660 (which i was planning on getting would be double the fps generally, so 760 would hopefully be even better.
#221 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"] GTX 660 (which i was planning on getting would be double the fps generally, so 760 would hopefully be even better.

I suggest Ti just so the increase is even more :o Or the 790 ;P
#222 Posted by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

I've seen people with the same GPU as me, the GTX 670, with better CPUs outperforms my PC.

It makes me wonder if my i5-3470 is bottlenecking my GPU, right? Or is it because their GPU core clock is higher?

#223 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -

I've seen people with the same GPU as me, the GTX 670, with better CPUs outperforms my PC.

It makes me wonder if my i5-3470 is bottlenecking my GPU, right? Or is it because their GPU core clock is higher?

Cyberdot
Can be both things. While I won't say that your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU, however a stronger CPU usually results in a higher minimum FPS. Increasing the GPU clock do give much more performance in return though so that is probably why they get better results.
#224 Posted by Postmortem123 (7566 posts) -

I've seen people with the same GPU as me, the GTX 670, with better CPUs outperforms my PC.

It makes me wonder if my i5-3470 is bottlenecking my GPU, right? Or is it because their GPU core clock is higher?

Cyberdot

CPU can make a pretty big difference in 3DMark, so it's likely that.

The overclocks on the GPU will help too.

#225 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -
#226 Posted by kraken2109 (12950 posts) -
[QUOTE="horgen123"][QUOTE="kraken2109"] GTX 660 (which i was planning on getting would be double the fps generally, so 760 would hopefully be even better.

I suggest Ti just so the increase is even more :o Or the 790 ;P

Don't quite have the cash for a 790, I wish.
#227 Posted by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

Can be both things. While I won't say that your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU, however a stronger CPU usually results in a higher minimum FPS. Increasing the GPU clock do give much more performance in return though so that is probably why they get better results. horgen123

CPU can make a pretty big difference in 3DMark, so it's likely that.

The overclocks on the GPU will help too.

Postmortem123

Cool. My CPU and GPU are running at stock speeds, so I guess other people here are overclocked that puts them ahead of me.

Honestly, in a short time I felt the urge of overclocking my stuff but I've never done it before. Don't want to mess things up. :P

#228 Posted by quikdash6 (404 posts) -
#229 Posted by Horgen (109953 posts) -

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644006 not overclocked yet, but put me above lostrib.  I need to update my drivers too they're pretty old.

blaznwiipspman1
I thought you were all about having the latest drivers, as that is what put your 7970 ahead of the 680...
#230 Posted by SPBoss (3630 posts) -
LOL @ the guy with three Titan's, overkill
#231 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644006 not overclocked yet, but put me above lostrib.  I need to update my drivers too they're pretty old.

horgen123

I thought you were all about having the latest drivers, as that is what put your 7970 ahead of the 680...

 

my drivers are 12.11, and now they're 13.5 or something like that. i don't even game that much except for the occasional starcraft 2, but i like having the best hardware.  Heres my benchmark with 7970 ocd to 1050mhz, haven't oc'd cpu or updated drivers yet, so no need to update the rankings yet, ill post the new results later.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644069

#232 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="horgen123"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644006 not overclocked yet, but put me above lostrib.  I need to update my drivers too they're pretty old.

blaznwiipspman1

I thought you were all about having the latest drivers, as that is what put your 7970 ahead of the 680...

 

my drivers are 12.11, and now they're 13.5 or something like that. i don't even game that much except for the occasional starcraft 2, but i like having the best hardware.  Heres my benchmark with 7970 ocd to 1050mhz, haven't oc'd cpu or updated drivers yet, so no need to update the rankings yet, ill post the new results later.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644069

Which motherboard are you using Blazn? Impressive OC and firestrike for just 1050MHz. Does hard drive play any part in benchmark results? Because I still have a pathetic mechanical hard drive. I'm holding out until my next build. Really no need now because I hardly do anything gaming either.
#233 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -
LOL @ the guy with three Titan's, overkillSPBoss
Nothing wrong with that.
#234 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
[QUOTE="SPBoss"]LOL @ the guy with three Titan's, overkillFaustArp
Nothing wrong with that.

Hell, I wish I had 3x Titans. I wouldn't have to upgrade for many, MANY years lol. xD
#235 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="horgen123"] I thought you were all about having the latest drivers, as that is what put your 7970 ahead of the 680...Elann2008

 

my drivers are 12.11, and now they're 13.5 or something like that. i don't even game that much except for the occasional starcraft 2, but i like having the best hardware.  Heres my benchmark with 7970 ocd to 1050mhz, haven't oc'd cpu or updated drivers yet, so no need to update the rankings yet, ill post the new results later.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644069

Which motherboard are you using Blazn? Impressive OC and firestrike for just 1050MHz. Does hard drive play any part in benchmark results? Because I still have a pathetic mechanical hard drive. I'm holding out until my next build. Really no need now because I hardly do anything gaming either.

 

my mobo is a gigabyte z77m-d3h....yeah i cheaped out :lol:  My main hdd is an old 64gb ssd, while my secondary and tertiary are both 7200rpm seagate drives.  I don't think hard drives affect the benchmarks, it probably decreases the loading time of each benchmark but thats about it.  I haven't touched the voltages on my card yet, or I dont think i have (maybe voltage adjusts automatically?) in the CCC.  My oc is at 1060mhz core, and 1460mhz memory.  Power control setting is at 0% (is this the voltage controller?).  I also updated to catalyst 13.4 and these are my latest results 

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644660

firestrike score of 6974.  The graphics score is lower than what nightz2k is getting, which is wierd since his 7950 is taking out all the 680's and mine is slightly below a 680s graphics score.  It could be because i've left my cpu at the stock clock, i'll try ocing that next, though im not really comfortable with cpu ocing. Im not comfortable with gpu ocing either, i'll put it back to default speed once my testing is done.

 

nvm i figured out why nightz2k is getting such a high score for a 7950....memory clock at 1750mhz :shock: holy crap.  Either way....gotta love AMD's bang for buck, i only paid $340 for my card, its less than what most people paid for their 670s.

#236 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

[QUOTE="horgen123"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644006 not overclocked yet, but put me above lostrib.  I need to update my drivers too they're pretty old.

blaznwiipspman1

I thought you were all about having the latest drivers, as that is what put your 7970 ahead of the 680...

 

my drivers are 12.11, and now they're 13.5 or something like that. i don't even game that much except for the occasional starcraft 2, but i like having the best hardware.  Heres my benchmark with 7970 ocd to 1050mhz, haven't oc'd cpu or updated drivers yet, so no need to update the rankings yet, ill post the new results later.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644069

Why don't you OC your 3770k? That's like buying a really fast sports car and only driving it at 40 mph...
#237 Posted by SPBoss (3630 posts) -
[QUOTE="FaustArp"][QUOTE="SPBoss"]LOL @ the guy with three Titan's, overkillElann2008
Nothing wrong with that.

Hell, I wish I had 3x Titans. I wouldn't have to upgrade for many, MANY years lol. xD

Why buy three top end gpu's when a new architecture is just around the corner? I have one gtx 580 and have yet to see a game that stresses my gpu. Point being, its like buying a ferrari and driving on a go-kart track. Waste of money
#238 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

 

my drivers are 12.11, and now they're 13.5 or something like that. i don't even game that much except for the occasional starcraft 2, but i like having the best hardware.  Heres my benchmark with 7970 ocd to 1050mhz, haven't oc'd cpu or updated drivers yet, so no need to update the rankings yet, ill post the new results later.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644069

blaznwiipspman1

Which motherboard are you using Blazn? Impressive OC and firestrike for just 1050MHz. Does hard drive play any part in benchmark results? Because I still have a pathetic mechanical hard drive. I'm holding out until my next build. Really no need now because I hardly do anything gaming either.

 

my mobo is a gigabyte z77m-d3h....yeah i cheaped out :lol:  My main hdd is an old 64gb ssd, while my secondary and tertiary are both 7200rpm seagate drives.  I don't think hard drives affect the benchmarks, it probably decreases the loading time of each benchmark but thats about it.  I haven't touched the voltages on my card yet, or I dont think i have (maybe voltage adjusts automatically?) in the CCC.  My oc is at 1060mhz core, and 1460mhz memory.  Power control setting is at 0% (is this the voltage controller?).  I also updated to catalyst 13.4 and these are my latest results 

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644660

firestrike score of 6974.  The graphics score is lower than what nightz2k is getting, which is wierd since his 7950 is taking out all the 680's and mine is slightly below a 680s graphics score.  It could be because i've left my cpu at the stock clock, i'll try ocing that next, though im not really comfortable with cpu ocing. Im not comfortable with gpu ocing either, i'll put it back to default speed once my testing is done.

 

nvm i figured out why nightz2k is getting such a high score for a 7950....memory clock at 1750mhz :shock: holy crap.  Either way....gotta love AMD's bang for buck, i only paid $340 for my card, its less than what most people paid for their 670s.

Well, Gigabyte UD3H is a great gaming board. Keeps up with mobo's more expensive than it like the Asus v-pro and deluxe. I wonder if you could take the 7970 to 1200MHz. O.O And see about updating those drivers. You might get a better score.
#239 Posted by nightz2k (456 posts) -

I just like overclocking to see my limits. The clocks I use in benchmarking are no way going to be used in the games I play. Benchmarks IMO are to try your highest overclocks and see how far you can take them. Takes a bit of trial and error, like I've said before.

I got another single GPU score as well, but I didn't post it earlier. This was my result @5.1GHz and 1200/1750 - Score: 7701 - Link for Proof

#240 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="FaustArp"] Nothing wrong with that.SPBoss
Hell, I wish I had 3x Titans. I wouldn't have to upgrade for many, MANY years lol. xD

Why buy three top end gpu's when a new architecture is just around the corner? I have one gtx 580 and have yet to see a game that stresses my gpu. Point being, its like buying a ferrari and driving on a go-kart track. Waste of money

No one is saying to buy a Titan or Titans now with new GPUs coming up. But if you had bought the Titan when the came out, what's the fuss about crying over spilled milk? These guys and many others have purchased their Titans well ahead of announcement of new GPUs.

It's really easy to come out and say "Hah hah! You were fooled by Nvidia!" when news just came out about the new Nvidia GPU lineup. What's done is done. The "you bought a Titan and you're stupid" comments are getting old and tiresome. Let it go.

It's like buying that new HDTV for $2700 and then bitching about how the price went down to $1900 in a matter of a few weeks.  This happens all the time in the technology world.  Whoever has the wallet to buy new, expensive toys will do whatever they want anyways.  Whoever, can't, and shouldn't be buying expensive GPU's shouldn't even be in the conversation and they shouldn't be giving others a hard time about it.  It's pointless, elementary school bickering. 

#241 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="horgen123"] I thought you were all about having the latest drivers, as that is what put your 7970 ahead of the 680...FaustArp

 

my drivers are 12.11, and now they're 13.5 or something like that. i don't even game that much except for the occasional starcraft 2, but i like having the best hardware.  Heres my benchmark with 7970 ocd to 1050mhz, haven't oc'd cpu or updated drivers yet, so no need to update the rankings yet, ill post the new results later.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644069

Why don't you OC your 3770k? That's like buying a really fast sports car and only driving it at 40 mph...

Yeah haha. Blazn can achieve even a higher benchmark just to see how far he could take it. OC that CPU, and take that GPU even further. I'm curious haha.
#242 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -
[QUOTE="SPBoss"][QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="FaustArp"] Nothing wrong with that.

Hell, I wish I had 3x Titans. I wouldn't have to upgrade for many, MANY years lol. xD

Why buy three top end gpu's when a new architecture is just around the corner? I have one gtx 580 and have yet to see a game that stresses my gpu. Point being, its like buying a ferrari and driving on a go-kart track. Waste of money

Something new is always just around the corner. By your logic, you should never buy anything. Also...what resolution do you play at? PLENTY of games should stress your GPU @1080p. Crysis 3 should make it cry in pain. :P Lol.
#243 Posted by nightz2k (456 posts) -

nvm i figured out why nightz2k is getting such a high score for a 7950....memory clock at 1750mhz :shock: holy crap.  Either way....gotta love AMD's bang for buck, i only paid $340 for my card, its less than what most people paid for their 670s.

blaznwiipspman1

You have plenty of headroom to overlcock on your GPU's and CPU if you try, just depends on your experience overlocking. I use MSI Afterburner that's unlocked to clock higher than it's defaults. I understand if you don't want to go much higher, which is fine, nothing wrong with keeping things at safe clocks.

And yes, I love the bang for buck with AMD GPU's. I got my 7950's for $290 each when Newegg had them on sale. Pretty good investment IMO. :)

If you got the funds to buy 670/680's or even Titans, even better. They're still obviously great (Top end) GPU's. I am not loyal to either brand, I've had plenty of both.

#244 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

nvm i figured out why nightz2k is getting such a high score for a 7950....memory clock at 1750mhz :shock: holy crap.  Either way....gotta love AMD's bang for buck, i only paid $340 for my card, its less than what most people paid for their 670s.

nightz2k

You have plenty of headroom to overlcock on your GPU's and CPU if you try, just depends on your experience overlocking. I use MSI Afterburner that's unlocked to clock higher than it's defaults. I understand if you don't want to go much higher, which is fine, nothing wrong with keeping things at safe clocks.

And yes, I love the bang for buck with AMD GPU's. I got my 7950's for $290 each when Newegg had them on sale. Pretty good investment IMO. :)

If you got the funds to buy 670/680's or even Titans, even better. They're still obviously great (Top end) GPU's. I am not loyal to either brand, I've had plenty of both.

 

yeah, the 7000 series are like pacqiao at his peak, the best fighter pound for pound.  Im pretty loyal to AMD but i buy whatever is better bang for buck and I never discriminate when it comes to my money.  The last geforce card for me that fit that criteria was the 460 gtx, it kept up with my radeon 6950 with a small OC.  Shouldve kept it instead of getting the 6950...ah well.  

How did you unlock afterburner? Mine only goes to a max of 1575mhz memory.  And yeah, I will hopefully be ocing my 3770k soon, i just don't like messing around in the bios, but yeah for benchmarking it should be ok and then ill revert back to default.

#245 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -
everyone has been updated this morning.
#246 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"] Which motherboard are you using Blazn? Impressive OC and firestrike for just 1050MHz. Does hard drive play any part in benchmark results? Because I still have a pathetic mechanical hard drive. I'm holding out until my next build. Really no need now because I hardly do anything gaming either.Elann2008

 

my mobo is a gigabyte z77m-d3h....yeah i cheaped out :lol:  My main hdd is an old 64gb ssd, while my secondary and tertiary are both 7200rpm seagate drives.  I don't think hard drives affect the benchmarks, it probably decreases the loading time of each benchmark but thats about it.  I haven't touched the voltages on my card yet, or I dont think i have (maybe voltage adjusts automatically?) in the CCC.  My oc is at 1060mhz core, and 1460mhz memory.  Power control setting is at 0% (is this the voltage controller?).  I also updated to catalyst 13.4 and these are my latest results 

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644660

firestrike score of 6974.  The graphics score is lower than what nightz2k is getting, which is wierd since his 7950 is taking out all the 680's and mine is slightly below a 680s graphics score.  It could be because i've left my cpu at the stock clock, i'll try ocing that next, though im not really comfortable with cpu ocing. Im not comfortable with gpu ocing either, i'll put it back to default speed once my testing is done.

 

nvm i figured out why nightz2k is getting such a high score for a 7950....memory clock at 1750mhz :shock: holy crap.  Either way....gotta love AMD's bang for buck, i only paid $340 for my card, its less than what most people paid for their 670s.

Well, Gigabyte UD3H is a great gaming board. Keeps up with mobo's more expensive than it like the Asus v-pro and deluxe. I wonder if you could take the 7970 to 1200MHz. O.O And see about updating those drivers. You might get a better score.

 

mine isn't the ud3h...mine is a micro ATX board lawl.  I don't really care for overclocking as I said especially when my hardware is already beast at stock.  And yeah my last benchmark was updated with catalyst 13.4 which is the latest exept for 13.5 beta.

#247 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -
#248 Posted by darksusperia (6898 posts) -

update:

firestrike score 7152 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/644991

cpu stock

gpu core clock 1060, memory clock 1575

blaznwiipspman1
updated, you jumped 2 places, taking out a 680 and a 7970 in the process.
#249 Posted by nightz2k (456 posts) -

yeah, the 7000 series are like pacqiao at his peak, the best fighter pound for pound.  Im pretty loyal to AMD but i buy whatever is better bang for buck and I never discriminate when it comes to my money.  The last geforce card for me that fit that criteria was the 460 gtx, it kept up with my radeon 6950 with a small OC.  Shouldve kept it instead of getting the 6950...ah well.  

How did you unlock afterburner? Mine only goes to a max of 1575mhz memory.  And yeah, I will hopefully be ocing my 3770k soon, i just don't like messing around in the bios, but yeah for benchmarking it should be ok and then ill revert back to default.

blaznwiipspman1

I had GTX460's in SLI before these 7950's. They were great for the time I had them as well.

As far as unlocking MSI AB. Just make a new shortcut, got into properties of that shortcut and put in /xcl at the end and run it.

It should be like this "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" /xcl"

Then reboot, run AB again, got into the settings and be sure "Extend official overclocking limits" is checked. It should unlock to overclock as high as you want.

#250 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -
Holy Crap!...Nightz2k passed acanofcoke!! :o Those 7950s should be banned from gaming, I tell ya...