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Windows 7: High End Graphics Card Underperforming

01 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
High End Graphics Card Underperforming

Hey everyone, I have a GTX 680 4GB, 16gb ram, and a i7 2700k, it's been a while since I've been here and I'm fairly certain my specs on my profile are outdated.

In the last 6-8 months or so I have noticed my over FPS and performance in games has been a lot lower. It hasn't been too much of an issue to me because I've been busy with work and school, but now with BF4 out I am reading people with lesser cards getting better performance. For example when I first got the card I remember being able to run ArmA DayZ mod at 100+ fps, now it's 40-60 FPS if I'm lucky. On BF4 (high preset) I am getting 40-75 FPS depending on what is going on, now I know 75 FPS is good, but it only jumps to this amount when I'm stationary, and I have also noticed decreased FPS in recording gameplay using Fraps/Dxtory (I have a 7200 RPM dedicated HD for this). Any advice? My card isn't getting hot while playing, it idles at 28-30c, and goes to 45-50 while under load.


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02 Nov 2013   #2

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you updated to 331.65 drivers yet? is your CPU O/clocked? You using a Z68 MB?
You thought of Upgrading the HDD to a new SSD? Have you the latest BIOS??
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02 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
Have you updated to 331.65 drivers yet? is your CPU O/clocked? You using a Z68 MB?
You thought of Upgrading the HDD to a new SSD? Have you the latest BIOS??
I have the latest drivers, my CPU isn't O/clocked, I don't know what a Z68 is, and I haven't seen a need for a HDD, I'm not too sure what you mean by the latest BIOS.
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02 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

ok, make sure to run the latest drivers form NVidia at NVidia's website. try cleaning out your computer (uninstalling un-used programs, cleaning statup programs, junk files etc) you ccleaner for junk files, and windows disk cleaner tool. make sure you clean up startup programs too.

once that's done, defrag your HDD.

after that, install MSI Afterburner and make sure the card's core and mem clocks are running at their intended speed.

I would also suggest cleaning out the inside of you computer with dust to make sure the CPU isent throttling. same with the GPU.

after all this is done, and you still have FPS issues, then the card is getting outdated. games engines and such change over time so fps reduction is expected. time for a new card than I suggest Radeon R9 280x or 290x id budget allows.
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02 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
ok, make sure to run the latest drivers form NVidia at NVidia's website. try cleaning out your computer (uninstalling un-used programs, cleaning statup programs, junk files etc) you ccleaner for junk files, and windows disk cleaner tool. make sure you clean up startup programs too.

once that's done, defrag your HDD.

after that, install MSI Afterburner and make sure the card's core and mem clocks are running at their intended speed.

I would also suggest cleaning out the inside of you computer with dust to make sure the CPU isent throttling. same with the GPU.

after all this is done, and you still have FPS issues, then the card is getting outdated. games engines and such change over time so fps reduction is expected. time for a new card than I suggest Radeon R9 280x or 290x id budget allows.
I have done all of the above, also, it's a 4GB GTX 680, and I've had it for less than a year, I spent $600 on it, I shouldn't have to be replacing it for a couple of years.
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02 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

run a virus scan and check the usage for the CPU to make sure something is not eating it. is you CPU a dual core or a quad core?
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02 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
ok, make sure to run the latest drivers form NVidia at NVidia's website. try cleaning out your computer (uninstalling un-used programs, cleaning statup programs, junk files etc) you ccleaner for junk files, and windows disk cleaner tool. make sure you clean up startup programs too.

once that's done, defrag your HDD.

after that, install MSI Afterburner and make sure the card's core and mem clocks are running at their intended speed.

I would also suggest cleaning out the inside of you computer with dust to make sure the CPU isent throttling. same with the GPU.

after all this is done, and you still have FPS issues, then the card is getting outdated. games engines and such change over time so fps reduction is expected. time for a new card than I suggest Radeon R9 280x or 290x id budget allows.
I have done all of the above, also, it's a 4GB GTX 680, and I've had it for less than a year, I spent $600 on it, I shouldn't have to be replacing it for a couple of years.

Need I mention to everyone BattleField4 is optimized towards AMD Graphics your card will perform but keep in mind the other cards you are talking about would they happen to be your card or lower AMD cards ?

You can also try to overclock your GPU according to this video one person mentioned your exact frame output on Ultra settings so I don't think there is anything wrong


40-75 FPS
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04 Nov 2013   #8

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
For example when I first got the card I remember being able to run ArmA DayZ mod at 100+ fps, now it's 40-60 FPS if I'm lucky.
Have you been performing clean installs of updated GPU drivers or just installing them over the top of old ones? It's always best practice to perform clean installs and if you haven't done so I'd recommend it. Download and install GeForce Experience, this makes performing clean installs a doddle and always notifies you when updates are available.

Also it would be worth monitoring your temperatures whilst playing, if you've made certain your GPU is clean and free of dust I doubt it's overheating, but if you don't have a program controlling your fan profile it's possible.
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04 Nov 2013   #9
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Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

For BF4 it could be that the game is not fully optimized yet.
I have read several places that people with high end gaming rigs have fps prolems.
give it a week or two and see if a get fixed with a patch.

And i dont think a 4GB 680 is outdated alrdy. Might be broken, who knows.

If you can i suggest you try a clean format on your PC and see if that helps. Can be old files clogging up you preformance, Or send it inn where you bought it and have them test it before getting a new GPU.
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04 Nov 2013   #10

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Boozad has the correct anwser. A 4GB GTX 680 is within a generation or so of state of the art for consumer GPU's, a totally clean driver install well very likely improve the performance.

Run a bench mark on the GPU and compare the results with similar systems, that well tell you if there's a problem with your system.
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