I know what you mean i have the same chip and a 460, i got 4992 on low but actually my high is about 2800-2900, i cant hit 3000.. hmmmm
You won't be able to hit 3000 on high with a GTX 460 unless you manually overclock it or end up getting very lucky and getting an exceptionally good card out of the box. Even the Palit Sonic Platinum, which is arguably the fastest 460 on the market out of the box, usually can't hit 3000 unless you overclock it further than the factory OC.
My Palit scored 2800ish with its default settings. 3200ish overclocked. Edited, Sep 21st 2010 2:53pm by Threx
Well, atleast u telling me that makes me feel better. I have the EVGA superclocked 460. I know during the benchmark it goes all the way to 99% usage.
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64bit (build 7600)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 cores)
4 gigs ddr2
DirectX Version DirectX 11
1 x EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SuperClocked
MB: EVGA 750i SLI
1920 x 1080
After more research I finally decided on an upgrade from a single 260 gtx. EVGA picks the cream of the crop gpu's to make their superclocked. It is stock overclocked, meaning they tweaked it so it will run higher from the very beginning, as soon as you put in into your pc it runs those settings automatically. It really isn't much of an overclock, until you try out their utilities and push it higher (at one's own peril). From what I have read 470's overclock the best for that generation, but someone might have more info. out there. I tried overclocking to play around a little with their utilities and it does look like it can do very well if I wanted to overclock later on in it's lifespan, or plug in a second card to SLI. Some have posted a max overclock of 733 cpu and 4,000 mhz (effective memory). I scored a 3200 on high settings, with no hardware overclocked. The reason I sprung for it, was that it was on sale for 299.00 with rebate at microcenter. http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=012-P3-1472-AR&family=GeForce%20400%20Series%20Family&sw=
I thought about adding my gtx 260 as the physx card, but I read that it is overkill for that function. It will cause more heat, and consume more energy. So I will just sell the 260 instead.
A side note. Heaven benchmark allows you to see how things run under DirectX 9, 10, and 11, and opengl. I tried turning every feature on and it ran very smooth.