elbramsoolder driver -> didn't helpBIOS reset to default -> didn't helpnewer ftw3 bios -> didn't help I really wouldn't bother if the score wasn't like at least 500 pts lower across the board. It's like I said, clock speeds look good but fps is 5 lower at average. Maybe I'll install a fresh copy of Windows to see if there is any difference
elbramsoBut in this case the 3% variance applies to the 13524 score because I'm getting 13,1k most of the time now whereas I constantly hit 14k one month ago. My best score was 14,5k but with the xc3 BIOS.
bmgjetScoring on mine hasnt changed in the last 3 months and iv gotten all the windows and nvidia updates as they have come out.My 3090 XC3 still hits 14.8K with gaming overclock and 15K with benchmark overclock on EK WB.
elbramsoGuys! I found the reason why the card actually does what it does.For some reason the card only runs on pcie16 x4 native mode (MB: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370 Gaming F). So my pcie slot is either damaged or the card is (doupt it). I'll try to reset my BIOS but if this doesn't help I think the slot is damaged.
arestavoWas it running at X16 before you put the water block on?
elbramsoarestavoWas it running at X16 before you put the water block on?Yes, 100%! OFC I might have damaged the slot myself, I don't blame EVGA or the card before I have further prove ;)
elbramsoWhich driver do you use? What do you mean with "recheck NVPanel tweaks"?
arestavoelbramsoarestavoWas it running at X16 before you put the water block on?Yes, 100%! OFC I might have damaged the slot myself, I don't blame EVGA or the card before I have further prove ;)I've seen posts of people finding out that their water block caused it. Likely messing with something near the PCIE slot of the card - torqued too tight, or the block manufacturer messed up and something is contacting where it shouldn't.I'd try without the water block (stock HSF installed), or with a different card to verify that the MB slot works. You might also want to make sure that no debris is in the slot (canned air blowout?), and no gunk is on the PCIE contacts of your card first.
elbramsoSo there is the chance that my card is actually damaged? I've already cleaned the contacts of the card. I could try to put it into the x8 slot and see if it's still running at x4 but as the system is under water that requires some preparation.