[Troubleshooting] Absurdly low firestrike extreme score/low fps (30-40) problems in 1080p games [290x/4670k], why?

build specs:

GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 mobo
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM
PowerColor Radeon R9 290X 4GB PCS+
NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower
Antec 850W ATX12V / EPS12V
Acer H236HLbid 23.0"

When running FireStrike Extreme on this machine, I got the following results:
A score of 4607
These run details

I was getting a paltry 20 fps through all the tests, and then I got about 10 fps on the final test. Can anyone point me to what might be going wrong here? I've run prime95 for 6 hours, which gave me a stable result. Have not run Memtest86+ yet or looped 3dmark.

Running Windows 8, Catalyst 14.3, low FPS problems (30-40) in games on 1080p, MSI Afterburner shows that the 290x is clearly being used, power profile is high performance. 3dmark recognizes my graphics adapter as Radeon R9 200 series but doesn't recognize anything else but the memory, which it thinks is 64mb instead of 4gb (look at my 2nd link for full details). Can anyone tell me what the issue might be?
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    You might be "stuck" in 2d mode. Try restarting then make sure to run it in full screen mode.
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