Your card could just be throttling itself. Gimme a few minutes and I'll run it on my HTPC (which also has a GTS 250, but only the 512 MB non-overclocked version).
EDIT2: Your score does seem awful low. Do you have antialiasing forced or anything like that?
No, I have even tried forcing them off.
I've just ran through about a billion tests, and that score doesn't change. It only drops when I remove my overclock. Further when i set defaults in Nvidia control panel (down to 1,150 roughly) which doesn't make sense.. As default settings are lower than my custom settings (forcing 16x AF, clamp bios, and disabling all texture optimzations.)
So I don't know what's up with it, but either way.. 2 more days until I order my 560 Ti, so it's not the biggest issue in the world. Unless of course that, too ends up with lower than expected scores.
Btw, the only "slow" part of my computer are my hard drives. Instead of benchmarking everything, I'll just tell you my WEI scores as shorthand (cpu/ram/2d/3d/hdd): 7.2, 7.8, 7.0, 7.0, 5.9. I know WEI isn't any sort of accurate accurate measurement, but it gives you a general idea. So I have no clue why my GPU is getting such low scores.
Edited by dragonsdontfly, 30 March 2012 - 09:41 AM.
CPU-- AMD Phenom II X3 B55 @ 4.2Ghz
MB-- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
RAM-- 8GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3 1600Mhz @9-8-9
GPU-- 1GB GTX 560 Ti @980Mhz (w/ Twin Frozr II)
HDD-- 4,044GB (Multiple varying 7,200 RPM drives, SATA II/III)
PSU-- COUGAR CMX 700 (700W Bronze)
CHASSIS-- NZXT Phantom White, Modded