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What am I doing wrong? Heaven score of 838

My build:

FX-9370 4.9ghz
Crosshair V Formula-Z
16gb kingston predator running at 2133 at 11-12-11-24
Kingston hyper x 60gb for OS
XFX 7970 running at 1050 with boost clock at 1150
OCZ Vertex 4 for games
Seagate barracuda 2tb for random storage
H80i Water cooler
Multiple case fans and memory fan
Rosewill 1000w lightning.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ptro

But no matter what I cannot top 838 fps 36.5 on heaven and 3dmark is at 7138.

My bios on mobo is up to date
most recent AMD drivers
I am running at extreme settings with AA at x8.
I have optimized my ssd's.

I'm not trying to wave my epeen around saying look at my scores by getting higher scores, but I want to maximize gameplay (with BF4 just around the corner :bounce:). I'm seeing scores of over 1500 with people with 8350's running 1600 on their memory and 7850's as video cards. I'm not trying to reach over 4k with quad titans or anything, I just do not understand why my score is low.

I just cannot figure out for the life of me where the choke point is. Anyone have any ideas?
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  1. I'm not doing much better, I have a 7950 OC'd to 1200 core and 1500 memory. I am getting a score of 1198 Extreme setting 1600x900(standard)
  2. Why not just benchmark a game and compare it? That would be a much better comparison.
  3. I see the article about BF4 beta benchmarks from tom's harware:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graphics-card-performance,3634-9.html

    In that article they are running a 7970. I see the stats, is there a program I can run that will capture these stats for me so that I can can compare them to the figures in the article?
  4. dkulprit said:
    I see the article about BF4 beta benchmarks from tom's harware:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graphics-card-performance,3634-9.html

    In that article they are running a 7970. I see the stats, is there a program I can run that will capture these stats for me so that I can can compare them to the figures in the article?


    too late, BF4 beta is over.
  5. Sad face, I would have played that last night after work instead of Borderlands 2!

    Any ideas on in-game benchmarking software to capture stats? I looked in the "applications" settings of tom's hardware forums under the "free software" sticky, but I didn't see anything that stuck out.
  6. Well I downloaded fraps and fcat, I will download crysis 3 tonight and compare with reviews using the same video card.
  7. Best answer
    I don't think Crysis 3 has a built in benchmark. It will be hard to reproduce the test results if it doesn't. Look for a game with a built in benchmark: Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, etc.
  8. wanderer11 said:
    I don't think Crysis 3 has a built in benchmark. It will be hard to reproduce the test results if it doesn't. Look for a game with a built in benchmark: Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, etc.


    Well I have tomb raider and hitman absolution also. I got all of them with them 7970. Convenient.

    I also took a closer look at peoples screenshots and they had as x2 and were running resolution 1024xx700. I'm sure I could match or surpass them by lowering everything too.
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