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Old 14-08-13, 09:06 PM
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Benchmark score drop for no reason

Hey guys

I'm a complete newbie to GPU overclocking, I've only ever done CPU before. I used to have my i5 2500k at 4.7GHz, but then reduced it to 4GHz for some reason which is what it's been at for a while.

I have just OC'd my SLI GTX580s using Afterburner. Base clock from 772MHz to 915MHz with Vcore 1075mV, and a memory clock of 2175MHz.

I was using Catzilla for stability and I got my 720p score to 15,200 which I was very pleased with, so then I went and redid my CPU overclock to 4.5GHz at 1.300V and that was fine on p95.

So I rerun the Catzilla 720p test and expected a nice improvement as the Physics test was one of the worst before, and it significantly improved, but the other tests which were all GPU related had gone down quite a bit, and my overall score went down to 13,000. I took the CPU back to 4GHz because I thought it was strange, and then redid the Catzilla test and it is still 13,000 despite what was the same configuration before at 15,200. I definitely made sure the GPU OC was applied when I was testing as well.

Does anyone know why this could have happened, or if I can sort it back out?

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Old 14-08-13, 10:54 PM
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I would not use Catzilla for testing as it is still quite new and possibly unpredictable.

I would use something like 3dmark11 and run it with the CPU @4.0 and 4.5 to see the difference in the Physics score. Also run the 580s @stock and overclocked to see what difference it makes to the graphics score.
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Old 14-08-13, 11:37 PM
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Alright, I'll have to do it tomorrow though now, I just got a bit sick of seeing 3D Mark videos lol. At stock on Catzilla, it was 14,380, OCing the GPUs took it to 15,200 so I know it gave a nice improvement and it was clear to see in the FPS on some of the tests.
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Old 15-08-13, 05:02 AM
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Unigene Heaven Download(free)

Unigene Valley Download(free)

Heaven is a much better benchmark IMO. It's more mature and i get better stability with it then valley. To download just click the link and then go to the free edition and download off their website. These are better than Catzilla IMO.
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