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Slow GPU score with a gtx 980

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I Have an older motherboard with an X58 chip set, so I know my PCI-E is a slight bottleneck for the GTX 980, But I don't think the drop off would be this great. When I see other scores with GTX 980's the score is much higher.

Only major change recently is the Xeon processor is new

Any ideas on why it is so bad?



Verified NovaBench Score: 1795

Test run on November 27, 2015 at 13:21
Microsoft Windows 10 Home

Intel Intel Xeon X5680 3.33GHz running at 3350 MHz


12280 MB System RAM (Score: 206)
- RAM Speed: 9250 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 926)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 311658792
- Integer Operations/Second: 1153135104
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1065070

Graphics Tests (Score: 639)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 1719

Hardware Tests (Score: 24)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 111 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 176 MB/s

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The PCIe 2.0 on your board isn't ideal, but it shouldn't make as big of a difference as you're seeing, at least on the Novabench test.

There must be another problem. As a first step, I would take a look at the tools that probably came with your GPU by the manufacturer (MSi, ASUS, etc), or GPU-z. Check that your clock rate and power usage are where they should be.

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