jackfrost wrote:My score is probably mostly because I've done absolutely nothing to tweak performance.
I do see some throttling yes (core clock goes from 1202 to 1071, ram clock stays steady), but even with the throttling it's better than the available alternatives. Yes, a better heatsink would be better (I've thought about putting the effort in to design a machined block of aluminium that "wraps" around the card for extra cooling, but honestly it works well enough for me not to bother. I don't really think I see throttling in anything but benchmarks, but I'll check.
I don't optimize my system at all either. As long as you know your GPU is being throttled and is ok with it. I contemplated getting a heatsink that wrapped around too, but realized I wouldn't have enough space to use it.