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Graphics Nvidia GPUs Comparison - GTX780/Ti, GTX970, GTX980

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LennyRhys, 15 Mar 2016.

  1. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Looks like it's hitting a thermal limit (84°) and throttling back to 1140MHz boost, though oddly the fan never goes above 45%/2200RPM.
    The really bizarre thing is the first run was done after a clean boot, but I just did a run with Palemoon and Chrome both still open (with a few hundred open tabs each) and the minimum framerate had risen to 27.
     
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  2. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    try afterburner or any other gpu tweak tool and put the fan on manual @ about 60% and re test.

    Seen this happen on a lot of Nvidia cards where the fan profiles are just plain wrong, ie. card set to throttle @ 80C and the fan profile is set to "max @ 90C" / "50% @ 80C" / "30% @ 50C" & "off at anything under 50C". So the fan never spins up enough to cool and stop throtteling, because you never reach the steep part of the fan curve.

    This is because the browsers hold a load on the GPU in between benchmark scenes and so the GPU does not pull back as much (boost less/lower clocks) but it should effect your max as it is still an extra load.
     
  3. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Some benchmarks you need to run twice in succession - Heaven is one of them, and so is Catzilla.

    I always let Heaven run through a full cycle before hitting the F9 key to benchmark it.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I love Catzilla for the music and graphics but it really isn't very reliable. I remember benching various rigs with it and the results were a bit wild to say the least.
     
  5. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I hope it's reliable if they're charging $899 for the full version...! The only times I've run into problems with Catzilla have been when I've actidentally left conflicting settings in Nvidia control panel, like Vsync and Phsyx, etc. As long as it's run twice, I can't fault it.

    I've run Catzilla (Tiger) on a number of systems and the results are very consistent, and that's just the Beta version of the software. In fact, Catzilla is my go-to benchmark when I upgrade graphics cards, because I've been using it for so long.

    Speaking of, I should upload my Catzilla results to the OP. I'll do that later today.
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Well. The great nVidia benchmark of 2016 has hit an impasse because I'm really unwell... Sorry guys - bear with me and I'll get it underway soon!
     
  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Well I just installed it (I bought it too, mostly for the cool music) and it doesn't support Crossfire. Some benchmark, then. I looked into it and apparently 1.4 does not support Crossfire in Windows 8 or later.

    When I ran it with my Titan Black in SLI I scored around 15,000 running 1080p. When I run it on one Fury X I score about the same.

    It's a shame because it's definitely one of the better looking benchmarks out there.
     
  8. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I can't really comment on Xfire/SLI compatibility as it worked fine in the beta version; it did require a change of video settings though (alternate frame rendering iirc).

    Here are my Tiger results from as far back as Dec 2012, all done on the same Beta version of the software and with (essentially) the same system:

    Gigabyte GTX480 OC.................4790
    EVGA GTX670 WTF....................8593
    EVGA GTX680 OC......................9373
    Gigabyte GTX770 OC.................10012
    KFA2 GTX770 OC2....................10467
    EVGA GTX780Ti Classified..........14750
    EVGA GTX780Ti Classidied OC....15856

    @jinksy, not to worry. We can still look forward to the results another time!
     
  9. Reg216uk

    Reg216uk Minimodder

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    Ill have a go tonight I have the same setup as edzieba so im intrigued what the comparison will be.
     
  10. Reg216uk

    Reg216uk Minimodder

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    There you go chaps

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    i5 6600K and EVGA GTX 980Ti SC ACX2Cool
     
  11. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

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    any 3dmark firestrike score?
     
  12. Reg216uk

    Reg216uk Minimodder

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    Ill install it again now im on a fresh install of win10

    What firestrike do I run Extreme?
     
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  13. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Op just ran standard so that's what I ran.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
  14. Reg216uk

    Reg216uk Minimodder

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    Firestrike 1.1 - 14431
     
  15. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Thanks for running the tests Reg216uk. For Firestrike, make sure to report the GPU score rather than the overall 3DMark score, as the latter is a result of combined system performance.
     
  16. Reg216uk

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    Ill run it again tonight was in a bit of a rush last night :D
     
  17. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Finally got round to doing / finishing mine. In both cases the CPU is a i7-4770k @ 4.4GHz and the 780 / 780s are reported as running at 1355MHz if you believe the Heaven benchmark or 1175MHz if you believe Precision X (no idea)

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    I'm impressed at just how linearly the benchmarks scale. Also nice to know that not ditching the 780s in favour of a 980ti was the right decision to make.
     
  18. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    My contribution to the cause -


    A single Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core with a 6600k @ 4.6GHz = 3DMARK FIRE STRIKE 1.1 score of 11044


    And Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 -


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    It's fair to say this particular example of a 970 goes like sh*t off a proverbial shovel :D
     
  20. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I'll try to remember running my 780 tonight, I'll be interested to see how it fairs considering it's paired with a relatively weak cpu (i5 3450 I think).
     

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