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Old 02-07-12, 04:56 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Measuring GPU performance?


Hey guys, what's the best way to measure GPU performance? I just got a 6970 and want to run numbers to compare its performance to my 5770. I know I can just plug it in and use it but I want to know the before-and-after score to fully appreciate it. I'm currently downloading 3DMark 11 v1.03 (free version), I have MSI Afterburner, GPU-Z, and FRAPS. Is that enough? I would like to get numbers from benchmarks to compare the two plus I would like to take in-game framerates and screenshots (of scenery detail), again as a before-and-after test.

Any advice on how to do this would be appreciated. Games-of-choice would be Skyrim, DCS A10C, Shogun 2.

Also, is there any benefit or possibility of Xfire-ing my 6970 to the 5770?

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Old 02-07-12, 06:11 AM   #2
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3DMark 11 is a good way to compare performance. Just make sure you benchmark it with exactly the same settings.

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Old 02-07-12, 07:05 AM Thread Starter   #3
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What's the difference between 3DMark Vantage and 11? I look at Tom's HW and they use 3DMark Vantage and not 11...

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11 tests Direct X11 among other things. both are good.

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Vantage tests DX as well...(all 3dmarks do), its just which version of DX.

3DMark 11 uses tessellation quite heavily and more advanced features of DX11 while Vantage is a DX10 test IIRC.

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Old 02-10-12, 06:14 PM Thread Starter   #6
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Thanks for the recommendations guys.

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I know this is an older post but i searched and it was most on topic soooo, this would also be a good choice to test an OC on my GPU as well or are there better programs for that purpose?

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You can loop 3D11 or Unigine Heaven (Hwbot version) for that..

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