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    Default Am i getting the max out of my card? (HD5970)

    Hi,

    Basically I'm interested to know if I'm getting the max out of my GFX card.

    Here are my specs:

    Mainboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD7
    CPU: Intel Core i7 930 @ 3.8GHz (Cooled with Corsair H70)
    GPU: HIS HD5970
    Memory: 12GB G.Skill RIPJAWS DDR3 @ 1800MHz
    HDD: 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
    OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    PSU: Tagan Platinum Series 1100W

    And my BIOS:

    BIOS Version F7

    Advanced Frequency Settings

    CPU Clock Ratio ....................... [21x]
    CPU Frequency ......................... 3.76GHz (180x21)
    Advanced CPU Core Features ............ [Press Enter]
    QPI Clock Ratio ....................... [Auto]
    QPI Link Speed ........................ 6.48GHz
    Uncore Clock Ratio .................... [x20]
    Uncore Frequency ...................... 3600MHz

    >>>>> Standard Clock Control

    Base Clock(BCLK) Control .............. [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency(MHz) ................... [180]
    Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplyer (SPD) ........ [10.0]
    Memory Frequency(MHz) ................. 1800
    PCI Express Frequency(MHz) ............ [100]

    >>>>> Advanced Clock Control

    CPU Clock Drive ....................... [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive ............... [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew ........................ [0ps]
    IOH Clock Skew ........................ [0ps]

    Advanced CPU Core Features

    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech ............. [Disabled]
    CPU Cores Enabled ..................... [All]
    CPU Multi-Threading ................... [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ............... [Disabled]
    C3/C6/C7 State Support ................ [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor ................... [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ..................... [Disabled]
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ................ [Enabled]

    Advanced Memory Settings

    Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplyer .............. [10.0]
    Memory Frequency(MHz) ................. 1800
    Performance Enhance ................... [Standard]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Expert]
    Profile DDR Voltage ................... 1.5v
    Profile QPI Voltage ................... 1.2v
    X Channel Interleaving ................ 6 Auto
    X Rank Interleaving ................... 4 Auto

    >>>>> Channel A

    Channel A Standard Timing Control

    X CAS Latency Time .................... 9
    X tRCD ................................ 9
    X tRP ................................. 9
    X tRAS ................................ 27

    Channel A Advanced Timing Control

    X tRC ................................. 27 Auto
    X tRDD ................................ 4 Auto
    X tWTR ................................ 4 Auto
    X tWR ................................. 8 Auto
    X tWTP ................................ 19 Auto
    X tWL ................................. 7 Auto
    X tRFC ................................ 60 Auto
    X tRTP ................................ 4 Auto
    X tFAW ................................ 16 Auto
    X Command Rate(CMD) ................... 1

    Channel A Misc Timing Control

    X B2B CAS Delay ....................... - Auto
    X Round Trip Latency .................. 51 Auto

    Advanced Voltage Settings

    >>>>> CPU

    Load-Line Calibration ................. [Standard]
    CPU Vcore ............................. 1.26250v]
    X Dynamic Vcore(DVID).................. +0.00000v Auto
    QPI/VTT Voltage ....................... [1.420v]
    CPU PLL ............................... [1.800v]

    >>>>> MCH/ICH

    PCIE .................................. [1.500v]
    QPI PLL ............................... [1.200v]
    IOH Core .............................. [1.140v]
    ICH I/O ............................... [1.500v]
    ICH Core .............................. [1.100v]

    >>>>> DRAM

    DRAM Voltage .......................... [1.660v]
    DRAM Termination ...................... [Auto]
    Ch-A Data VRef ........................ [Auto]
    Ch-B Data VRef ........................ [Auto]
    Ch-C Data VRef ........................ [Auto]
    Ch-A Address VRef ..................... [Auto]
    Ch-B Address VRef ..................... [Auto]
    Ch-C Address VRef ..................... [Auto]

    Miscellaneous Settings

    Isochronous Support ................... [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology ............. [Enabled]

    After running Heaven v2.1 these are my results:

    FPS: 37.8
    Scores: 951
    Min FPS: 12.2
    Max FPS: 70.8
    Hardware Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release May 21 2010
    Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7600) 64bit
    CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
    CPU flags: 3780MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 SSE42 HTT
    GPU model: ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series 8.771.0.0 CrossFireX 1024Mb

    Settings:
    Render: direct3d11
    Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trilinear
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled
    Replication: disabled
    Tessellation: normal

    I really thought I'd get a better score than this.. What do you's think?
    Last edited by torana9x; 10-15-2010 at 04:26 PM.


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    Default Re: Am i getting the max out of my card? (HD5970)

    I think that's better than the Heaven scores I got with 5870, check my review linked in my signature.

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    Default Re: Am i getting the max out of my card? (HD5970)

    Heaven v2.1 DX10 @ 1920x1080 no AA, x4AF = AVG 100FPS. Score 2526. 5870 SOC = 1864
    Heaven v2.1 DX10 @ 1920x1080 8AA, x16AF = AVG 60FPS. Score 1531. 5870 SOC = 1087

    Heaven v2.1 DX11 @ 1920x1080 no AA, x4AF = AVG 55.6FPS. Score 1400. 5870 SOC = 1064
    Heaven v2.1 DX11 @ 1920x1080 8AA, x16AF = AVG 37.8FPS. Score 953. 5870 SOC = 704

    Not too bad really..


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    Default Re: Am i getting the max out of my card? (HD5970)

    Ya I thought it performed pretty well, especially compared to the 4890 I pitted it against :)

    It's behind your card by a fair amount though!

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