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GPU is a LOT slower today, why?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jb7, 10 Oct 2009.

  1. jb7

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

    Posts: 341

    I have a sapphire 4870x2 which I purchased a few months ago, overall performance has been great. Today I moved my case to another room, and then decided to play resident evil 5. Normally I get 60 fps, it runs completely smooth, but today I noticed it was choppy - according to fraps it was 20 fps. I updated the drivers to the latest 8.65.0.0, but performance is still slow. Note that this was in dx9 mode, dx10 mode has always been slow for resident evil 5 with ati cards

    Trouble is I don't know if this was a direct result of me moving the case, because I haven't played any games for several days. I've tried opening the case and pushing the card back in, but this makes no difference. What do you think the problem is? Is there any way I can test whether the performance is still at optimal levels.

    specs:

    i7 920 @ 3.6ghz
    6gb ddr3 @ 1443mhz
    Asus p6t deluxe v2 board
    windows 7 x64 7600

    thanks

    edit: I managed to find my copy of 3dmarkvantage. I unticked the cpu tests and ran the program, below are my results and settings used

    http://i34.tinypic.com/2lv1f87.jpg

    hmmm somethings not quite right there, that score is REALLY low!
     
  2. chaotic_uk

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jul 2007

    Posts: 3,131

    Location: notts , uk

    reseat the card , with moving it you have disturbed something with moving it by the sounds of it
     
  3. jb7

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

    Posts: 341

    thanks for the reply, as in just take it out and put it back in?
     
  4. chaotic_uk

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jul 2007

    Posts: 3,131

    Location: notts , uk

    yes
     
  5. jb7

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

    Posts: 341

    reseated and ran again, these were my results as well as the min and max stats from gpu-z

    http://i37.tinypic.com/9ayaee.jpg

    is that score ok or still too low? (never ran this before) - or maybe the settings I'm using for 3dmark vantage, linked to my first post, are too high?
     
  6. neilzomg

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 May 2009

    Posts: 189

    i think thats ok shud be sorted i think
     
  7. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,565

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Make sure Crossfire is enabled (catalyst AI is on)

    about 7000 is far too low a GPU score for a 4870X2, that score is more like what you'd get with a slightly underclocked 4870 on a core2 duo system.

    Were you running on performance (default) settings.

    Edit: Ah, you're pretty much running Extreme settings, in that case it looks fine.

    Your performance GPU score should be about 12-15k (we tend to use GPU score/performance mode) as a general card comparison these days.
     
  8. D13

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 983

    so you literally unplugged your pc moved it into another room with NO hardware or software changes and it is now performing slower?

    thats pretty weird, maybe the monitor is plugged into different dvi socket?
     
  9. jb7

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

    Posts: 341

    Thanks for the suggestion, the GPU score i got on performance was 14720, i'm guessing this is normal?
     
  10. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,565

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Yeah that sounds fine :) Most people tend to compare with that.

    Enjoy gaming :D