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Post your 3DMark Fire Strike score (GTX 700 owners see how your cards do!)

#151ThescyyPosted 9/11/2013 10:15:07 PM(edited)
gastaman posted...
Thescyy posted...
Yup, PSU is definitely the issue. Just used a Killawatt and I hit around 980-1000w from the wall and my system shuts down. Thinking of getting a 1250w xfx off amazon which looks to be a great deal considering its a seasonic. Just want to get some real headroom as I feel I can probably hit into the high 1300's with these cards as I can hit 1280 around 1.24v which is where I start getting near shutdown wattage. Probably gonna have to set something up for water cooling on my top card at least as well as without my rooms ac being full blast I can almost hit 90c by the end of a heaven run. Almost considering getting a 4930k and selling my 3930k as well as I hit over 500w from the wall just running blend on prime95 at 4.4Ghz.

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ProSeries-Black-Supply-P11250BEFX/dp/B0066AH4L6/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378751549&sr=1-4&keywords=seasonic+1250


That seems odd. Guru3D's 3960x(@4.6 GHz/1.4v)/780 SLi test build only pulled 544w from the wall. Granted, I don't think they OC'd the GPU's, but would it really jump up that much higher???


I'm trying to bench at 5Ghz now on my 3930k along with running my video cards at 1.3v. I can game and do everything else just fine since I normally run around 4.3-4.5Ghz at around 1.3v on the cpu with my cards at 1137mhz at 1.13v. I only pull around 600-700w from the wall on most games.

Also this current psu is only bronze so its usage from the wall is going to be more than they probably will get as they likely are using a gold or platinum psu. I'm hitting 1000w from the wall on a 850w psu.

Ended up ordering this instead.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00COIZTZM/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d2_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=097ZQZAK74TZ67CCXS7J&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846
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#152Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 9:43:56 AM
Looking forward to seeing those 780's at 1.3V with no power throttling.
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#153OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 10:02:57 AM
Snuckie...I have the same GPU as you. I've always been curious about my PC's limits and I never did any benchmarking before, so I might as well give this a try and see how my system stacks up in comparison.

Time to download this thing. Will post my results as soon as this thing finishes.
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#154Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2013 10:12:33 AM
Good luck! These cards have a lot of potential but don't go too crazy. . .
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#155OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 12:05:29 PM
Here is my results.

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/866210

Somehow I thought I would have did worse.

Still a 2000 point difference is seems to be substantial. However you do have a higher clock on your HD7950 and obviously my i5 3570k isn't nearly as fast as your i7 3820.

If I could figure out how to change the non-turbo core clock from 3.4 to 4.0 like I want to I'd probably produce an even better score.
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#156OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 8:20:40 PM
No one else going to share their results?
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#157ThescyyPosted 9/14/2013 11:34:09 PM
Wow, day after I install my new PSU the pump on my h220 failed so now I'm back with a noctua NH-D14 that cant go over 4.5Ghz for benching.

Snuckie7 posted...
Looking forward to seeing those 780's at 1.3V with no power throttling.


I really need to liquid cool my cards I'm seeing, I hit 90c or so within the 30 seconds of 3dmark at 1.28v and also am hitting power limits and getting throttling so I need to flash the 440w TDP vbios which I'm to lazy to do right now. Plus apparently the VRM cooling is pretty poor on the stock heatsink so a full waterblock would help a lot for that as well.
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#158Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 9:13:57 PM
Sucks that your H220 died. . .it's definitely a sign that you should build a full custom loop though.

Just be careful when overvolting on a reference 780, cards start dying at around 1.35V.
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#159OmegaDL50Posted 9/16/2013 9:29:55 PM
Snuckie, I've wondering about your results. I know you have an i7 3820 which is a non-k processor which is stock at 3.6Ghz and turbo at 3.8Ghz

How did you change your non-turbo clock frequency to 4.5Ghz, I've been trying to figure out how to get my i5 3570k to 4.0 non-turbo clock. I've read the forums over at OC.net and even Hardforum and didn't find any information outside changing the Turbo Boost frequency.
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#160Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 9:42:51 PM
The Sandy Bridge-E platform allows you to use a BCLK strap to modify your CPU clock. On the LGA1155 platform, most people are used to overclocking simply using the multiplier, e.g. 45. The base clock (stock 100MHz) is multiplied by the multiplier to get the final CPU frequency, so 45 x 100MHz = 4500MHz. With a BCLK strap though, you modify the base clock instead, and it can be used in combination with the multiplier. So with my CPU, I'm running the 1.25 strap, so my base clock starts at 125MHz. The default multiplier is 36, so 36 x 125MHz = 4500MHz. This is in fact my turbo clock, and my processor drops the frequency when idle.

May I ask why you want your non turbo frequency to be a constant 4GHz?
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