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  18:48:52  29 June 2013
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Bangalore
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One other strange thing is, the first time I ran the game with that new GPU I got about twice as much FPS as I'm getting now after all those settings/drivers changes.
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Power supply not enough for card? An 500-600w quality design PSU required.
  19:27:33  29 June 2013
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Audioave10
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We really do need to know what power supply you have.
Also, what resolution does your monitor support?
The newest driver is mostly for the new 700 series of cards...I use the 314.22
GTX 470
  16:46:18  30 June 2013
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McMick
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Your 560 Ti should work fine without hassles. The only catch I know of is that you should make sure to perform a "clean" install when installing the new driver (there is an option in the driver installer setup menu for this). You only need to install the driver and the physx driver. You won't need nvidia update, the 3d vision driver, or the hd audio driver (unless you use your hdmi out to drive sound too). After installation, you shouldn't need to change *any* settings in the nvidia control panel. Most games should work great with default settings.

If they don't, then you have either a bad OS install, or a bad card.
  18:47:30  30 June 2013
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badade
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Thanks for your suggestions, guys. Unfortunately I'm still having the issue.

I updated the driver with is now in version 320.18 (latest I think). Temperature is fine, fans are turning as well. Also tried the nvidia settings suggested by ERForman but they didn't help either. Reverted to and old shader version, just to be sure, but same there.

Any other thoughts? ? I'm stuck...
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I always.
Uninstall, reboot into safe mode, run driver sweeper and select Nvidia graphic drivers, reboot normally. Then run ccleaner, install Nvidia, select clean installation and only tick the gtx driver.
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.html
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
Hope it helps.
  22:52:17  30 June 2013
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Meltac
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06/30/2013 22:56:06
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Many thanks for all those replies

To clarify: The artifacts I was talking about are not the same sort of artifacts one gets when the card couldn't handle the requested performance - as it happens when over OCed or lack of power/voltage.

My issues only showed up on the borders/edges of the game's foliage (plants/bushes) whereas the rest of the image was clear and full ok. What means that the issue's source must be some unsupported or bad implemented GPU setting/feature, rather than a system-related problem. That's also why all those system clean-up / re-installing / driver updating procedures you described didn't work for me.

So, disabling all nvidia 3D options made this white issue disappear, that's already good news.

But, the performance is still only on the level of the GTX 260, and I'm not able anymore to get the FPS I had when running the first test after installing the 560Ti. So I know the GPU could give more performance but for whatever reason it doesn't.

Any ideas what that is supposed to mean? Is the card damaged or is there something limiting the performance it provides, and how would I be able to test that?

EDIT:
I have a fairly good thermaltake PSU, not sure of the exact specification, but I had checked before buying the 560Ti so the power should be fine.
  23:47:01  30 June 2013
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Audioave10
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You should look to see what the amps is to the +12volt rail. That is what drives the video card and is MOST important. How many watts it is don't mean much. The 560ti is about the same as my GTX 470 and it does need some serious amps to the +12volt rail...as much as 26 or more....
can't fully remember. This needs to be cleared-up before you worry about software problems. In some ways, the PSU is the most important part of your gaming system and it can cause all kinds of weird problems if the power is just a little too low (even if it still works).
  00:56:13  1 July 2013
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Vintar
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Just a bit of info related to the threads title. If you enable vertical sync then your FPS will be capped at 60, which I recommend for Nvidia cards because during the main menu, the FPS can go into the thousands and this can kill your card. It didnt work in SOC, possible to force through control panel perhaps but we have re-enabled it for LA and it works a treat.

PS: I had a slightly similar issue in SOC once, almost a texture swapping issue, turned out to be memory problems. just throwing it out there as another thing to check
  02:00:59  1 July 2013
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Jketiynu
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Just cross-posting this from another forum I frequent where someone mentioned having some artifact issues:


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I think Nvidia has recommended people using the latest drivers (and having problems) roll back to the last stable 314 WHQL drivers. I've been using the 314.22's for a while now and haven't had so much as a hiccup with them, but the 320 revisions all gave me issues of some sort in my games (freezing, unstable overclocks, artifacts).

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Might be worth taking that advice.
  10:28:17  1 July 2013
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Meltac
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Thanks, but as mentioned before the artifacts issue is more or less solved now (I only need to check which of the disabled nvidia settings was the trouble maker).

What still is a problem is the performance. I'm not talking about a FPS limit of 60, but around 17 FPS !!! Also in the main menu I'm having only 24 FPS - as said before, that's about the same as I previously had with my GTX 260. Ok, that's with all my heavy shader stuff enabled, but even when using the vanilla shaders instead I'm not getting much more FPS.

One thing that came to my mind lately: When I tested first after having plugged the 560Ti, I had gotten around 34 FPS (twice as what I'm getting now) - that was without a clean installation, I just ran the driver CD.

Then, after getting those artifact things, I decided to update to the latest stable driver, and the FPS dropped to half of the initial value. After I did all those clean-up, uninstall, clean re-install etc. procedures, but the performance did not get better anymore.

So I suspect that must have been "something" (e.g. driver component or setting) of my previous GTX 260 installation that helped giving the right performance in the first place, whereas after the clean driver installation this "something" was gone, and I never got the proper performance anymore since then...

Any thoughts on that?
  13:49:07  1 July 2013
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100RadsBar
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I have the same kind of GFX card, and i have not noticed any graphical glitches. I use the latest drivers from Nvidia.
When I update the drivers I always choose to do a clean install.

Could you post your system specs in a little more details?
 
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