Let us know how your scores on benchmarks like 3DMark or Uniengine stack up to systems with similar specs as yours. I’m curious to see what results you get.
One thing I like to do is run a benchmark suite stock when I build a new PC to get a baseline of performance so I can understand the impact of things like overclocking are having on the performance of my system. 3DMark actually stores all of my results online so I can refer to them later.
One other thing to never rule out is how some software evolves over time and how that reacts to your hardware. For example, with my previous build, I noticed over time that Battlefield 1 was starting to degrade in performance and stutter. I couldn’t figure out why. Then I did some reading online and discovered that the game was being optimized to work with 6 core processors, and any pure 4 core processor was getting hit hard. I had an i5-4670k under the hood, checked my numbers, and yep, CPU under 100% usage, GPU was looking bored at 65% usage, and I wasn’t able to improve things much by adjusting graphics settings because the CPU was still getting wrecked. In your case, the hardware is new, so I don’t suspect things would start to get worse via optimizations this soon, just something to keep in mind down the road.
Another useful piece of software to download is HWInfo64 to track all of the sensors in your PC. You can see here if anything is getting too hot which can result in thermal throttling as the computer slows itself to lower the temperature in an effort to protect the system components.
What motherboard are you using?
Is this a PC you built yourself?
There was a theory once that Nvidia make sther new driver more heavy so it kind of force you to buy new cards.
A guy on youtube tested it back on the 970 gtx cards days and it was true what he showed us.
He installed a old driver and got better score then the new drivers
Just a heads up
Hello all! So I did another UserBenchmark, I did MSI Kombustor (on whatever preset was labeled "1440") and I did Uniengine Heaven at the maximum preset I could make it do also ar 1440p. 3D mark was labled 30 dollars on steam and I could not find an independent free version of it that wasn't a base application-dependent DLC benchmark. I do not know much about these numbers and it should be mentioned that this is WITH the overclock on. I have it OCd by 100 Mhz on the core clock and 325 on the VRAM. What are you take aways here?
The Heaven score was as follows:
This was with tessalation extreme, ultra quality, 8x AA, Direct3D11.
My MOBO is an ---ASUS ROG Crosshair Hero VIII (Wifi)---
And yes I built it myself
Thank you all!