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My GTX 970 is SUPER overperforming! Can anyone tell me why?

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

So, I have a GTX 970 by ASUS. I have overclocked it. It's getting scores of over 3000 in unigine heaven 4.0 on high. 

Why, how? I see nowhere saying it should be nearly this good.


Edit: BTW one of the runs was at slightly less than 1080p because of overscan on my monitor, in run 2 I made it full 1080

Unigine_Heaven_Benchmark_4.0_20200804_2116.html Run 2.html

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Try 3dmark?


@BlueScope819 so I can see your post

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, BlueScope819 said:

Try 3dmark?

Will do, once it's downloaded the basic edition.

Until then, does anything look wrong? Is there ANYTHING I can pull from these benchmark runs to explain it? It gets these scores consistently so presumably performs that well in real games but I don't have fraps to get averages from real games so I'm not sure how I can test anything like that. I guess I'll find out once 3dmark is done.

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It looks like you're not really doing a comparable run, standard settings to compare against others I've seen is 1080p, fullscreen, 8x Anti-Aliasing, ultra quality, extreme tesselation. Try that and see where you land. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
54 minutes ago, -iSynthesis said:

It looks like you're not really doing a comparable run, standard settings to compare against others I've seen is 1080p, fullscreen, 8x Anti-Aliasing, ultra quality, extreme tesselation. Try that and see where you land. 

Allright, fair. But what about a run I did against my friend with a 1660ti? He did the same settings (I'm pretty sure at least, we compared and made sure) and he got a lower score. Does he just have a bad card or is something wrong with our compared tests too?

Edit: Other than he did it windowed, which I'm pretty sure might affect performance, but not a HUGE amount, right?

Edit 2: Full graphics run, with a score I more expected to see

Evan.html

Full graphics run.html

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51 minutes ago, bazingabazinga said:

Allright, fair. But what about a run I did against my friend with a 1660ti? He did the same settings (I'm pretty sure at least, we compared and made sure) and he got a lower score. Does he just have a bad card or is something wrong with our compared tests too?

Edit: Other than he did it windowed, which I'm pretty sure might affect performance, but not a HUGE amount, right?

Edit 2: Full graphics run, with a score I more expected to see

Evan.html 2.77 kB · 1 download

Full graphics run.html 2.8 kB · 0 downloads

The second score puts you right where you should be: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/unigine-heaven-4-0-benchmark-scores.198888/

I got around 3850 points with my vega56 at your settings (2200 or smth like that with the ultra settings).

 

I'm thinking theres quite a bit less stress on the GPU (No Anti-Aliasing vs. 8x, No Tesselation vs. Extreme) meaning the bottleneck might shift onto other things and even out high score-spikes for stronger GPUs at less tasking settings, making the gap closer.

Though really not sure if that's realistic as it's supposed to be a benchmark that scales well with anything, but hell... It's out there for a few years now already, probably not too well optimized by now etc. etc...

(Edit: I mean, hell, it showed my Vega running at 2400MHz core 😂 and said it has 4095MB VRAM even though it's an 8 gig card so I really wouldn't take it for granted anymore...)

 

If you're unsure you can both test Superposition as a more modern benchmark, there's scores on their website to compare to


My Rig: CPU - Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 | Cooling - Enermax ETS-T40 | GPU - ASUS ROG Vega56 | Mobo - ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 | RAM - G.Skill RipjawsX 16gb | HDD #1 - Sandisk Extreme II 120gb #2 - Kingston A400 480GB #3 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB | PSU - Fractal Design Integra M 650W | Case - NZXT H440 | Accesories: Mic. - SM57 | Headphones - Sony MDR-1A | Keyboard - Roccat Vulcan 100 AIMO | Mouse - Steelseries Rival 310 | Monitor(s) - #1 BenQ XL2411Z #2 BenQ RL2450HT

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