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GitDat
06-20-08, 02:19 AM
It seems like my 3DMark 06 scores go DOWN when I bump up the clock speeds. WTF :retard:

XxDeadlyxX
06-20-08, 02:23 AM
It seems like my 3DMark 06 scores go DOWN when I bump up the clock speeds. WTF :retard:

Maybe because the card is getting hotter? People have reported 100+ temps.

Topboy
06-20-08, 06:46 AM
OK

I just received my EVGA GTX280 SC. This is how the swap went.

1. Uninstalled Drivers
2. Uninstalled AGEIA PHxyX Driver
3. Shutdown
4. Took out my EVGA 9800 GX2 SSC (only had it a week and its going back for the 280 i just got)
5. Installed my new EVGA GTX280 SC
6. Booted up windows, Installed new 177.35 Vista 64 & installed new Nvidia PhysX driver

All i can say is OMFG what a difference this card has made in Crysis (Only tryed this so far)

When i had the 9800 GX2 installed, Crysis would stutter and freeze badly, game was unplayable (in high settings at 1920x1200 no AA)

Now i can play exact same settings as smooth as silk.

Also the heat output from the 280 is no where near as bad as the GX2 was. The GX2 would heatup the sides of my case (Lian-Li V2000) badly, the 280 is alot cooler.

I would definatly recommend this product to all.

This is a 100% Kickass product (nana2)(nana2)(nana2)

K007
06-20-08, 07:03 AM
http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/NVIDIA-to-Release-GTX-280-GX2-4.jpg

/facepalm....whats with the chinease flag?

GitDat
06-20-08, 07:29 AM
Maybe because the card is getting hotter? People have reported 100+ temps.

I was monitoring mine and it never got hotter than 84C. I'm not sure why the 3DMark scores went down :( Strange.

spajdr
06-20-08, 07:42 AM
guess that cooling isnt properly seated on gpu, thats why so big temps.

GitDat
06-20-08, 07:49 AM
guess that cooling isnt properly seated on gpu, thats why so big temps.

84C isn't bad for being under full load. That shouldn't be hot enough for the card to throttle back. I think that threshold is over 100C range somewhere. I'll try the benchmark again with the fan at 100% just to make sure it's not the temps that are causing the lower scores.

GitDat
06-20-08, 08:26 AM
Temp was 64C max with fan at 100%. The score was just a couple hundred points lower still. I bumped the FTW clocks up to 702/1500/1300. *Shrug* I guess I'll just leave it running at stock speeds than :)

K007
06-20-08, 08:27 AM
looking at the other thread...it seems these cards are going to be like the 7900gtx -.-...

Blacklash
06-20-08, 08:06 PM
I did my Oblivion grass test I always do with saves. The GTX 280 was 10FPS faster than my old 8800GTX @ 660|2040 and 4FPS faster than HD 3850 Crossfire @ 760|2038. :(

top3koms
06-20-08, 08:14 PM
Recieved My EVGA GTX280 SSC Edition today and wow ,I have to say, I am very impressed.Futuremark Vantage scores have shot up by alot..

8800Ultra(175.16) - P6607
GTX280(177.39 w/no PhysX driver) - P11124
GTX280(177.39 w/NV PhysX driver) - P13123

I had actually been waiting to play the new Vulcano level for Crysis till the new card came so the time had come to really test the card out.I installed the mod without installing the ultra high quality config they suggest to use with it and just decided to turn all graphics settings to very high ,1680X1050,no AA and no Vsync.I played for about 20-25 minutes an noticed no "show-stopper" slowdowns there was a little bit of chugging near the beginning (on the beach) and the frames via Fraps dipped down to about 24 FPS at a few times.I did notice the fan of the GTX280 after playing for the 20 or so minutes but not to the point where it was destracting or in any way loud imo.In checking the EVGA precision tool after exiting the game I noticed that my GPU temperature had maxed out at around 86C.

So far I am very happy with My purchase and Nvidia adding PhysX support recently only sweetens the deal though only slightly because it only works with a benchmark and a game I am not interested in owning.

Muppet
06-20-08, 09:05 PM
Just picked up a couple myself.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/CraigCooper/IMG_0282.jpg

Blacklash
06-20-08, 09:19 PM
Is there a trick to getting the 177.39 driver to work correctly? My GPU score is up to 11.3k now in Vantage and my CPU score didn't budge from 177.35. I installed the separate nVidia physics driver too.

Muppet
06-20-08, 09:21 PM
Is there a trick to getting the 177.39 driver to work correctly? My GPU score is up to 11.3k now in Vantage and my CPU score didn't budge from 177.35. I installed the separate nVidia physics driver too.

Did you install the PhysX driver after the Dispaly Driver

Blacklash
06-20-08, 09:30 PM
Did you install the PhysX driver after the Dispaly Driver

NM, I found it, it's not the one available on nVidia's site.

mailman2
06-20-08, 10:06 PM
I did my Oblivion grass test I always do with saves. The GTX 280 was 10FPS faster than my old 8800GTX @ 660|2040 and 4FPS faster than HD 3850 Crossfire @ 760|2038. :(

Ouch. I was wondering that as my GTX is running 648/1026/1620 shader. I get almost 16,000 in 3dmark 06 currently and about 6900 in Vantage performance. My 22" LCD max res is 1680x1050 so for me there is no sense.

The HD4850 CF is looking attractive though.

Blacklash
06-20-08, 10:17 PM
It's working now-

Vantage single GTX 280 690|2300 177.39 + PhysX-

P13855
GPU 11318
CPU 42289

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/6906/van3pp7.jpg

validate-
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=182179

3dmark06 Single GTX 280 690|2300 177.39 driver-

18312

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/6673/gtx28006gd8.jpg

validate
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7175883

SH64
06-21-08, 07:26 AM
I'm jealous :(

Muppet
06-21-08, 09:08 AM
Thanks guys. :) Performance is pretty impressive compared to the GX2's. So far so good.

hell_of_doom227
06-23-08, 03:49 PM
84C isn't bad for being under full load. That shouldn't be hot enough for the card to throttle back. I think that threshold is over 100C range somewhere. I'll try the benchmark again with the fan at 100% just to make sure it's not the temps that are causing the lower scores.

84 is about what it should be with stock fan.

hell_of_doom227
06-23-08, 03:50 PM
Guys keep the fan 100% even on idle...that's how i run my 8800GTX SLI setup. If i let fan to be default my temperatures reaches up to 98C, otherwise it's in 82-84C max.

nekrosoft13
06-23-08, 07:55 PM
so what AA levels are you people using now?

with a single GTX i played almost all games with 8x CSAA

Blacklash
06-23-08, 10:12 PM
XFX GTX 260 preorder has popped up for 389usd-

http://fxvideocards.com/XFX-GeForce-GTX-260-PCI-Express-x16-2.0-896-MB-DDR3-Video-Card-GX260NADF9-Retail-Box--p-16385.html

Buy.com has one coming in for 399usd-

http://www.buy.com/prod/bfg-tech-geforce-gtx-260-896mb-gddr3-448-bit-pci-e-2-0-directx-10-sli/q/loc/101/208277728.html

nekrosoft13
06-23-08, 10:48 PM
anyone got dual-steam working in PowerDVD 8 Ultra?

Revs
06-24-08, 09:00 AM
I couldn't resist any longer :p

Just ordered a couple of BFG GTX260 OC's from Scan (229 +VAT each). Should be here tomorrow. I'll do some benchies and post em tomorrow eve. Anyone wanna buy some GT's :D