Low 3dMark Test Scores- A10-5800k/R7 260x

So this is the specs of my new build-
A10-5800K @ 3.8ghz
Radeon R7 260x 2gb GDDR5
8GB (2x4gb) DDR3 2133
Running Windoze 8.1

I was having issues with my A10 playing BF4 at a suitable setting to my liking so after asking on here it was recommended that I buy a Radeon R7 260x, so I went ahead and did it, installed it, got it setup and it runs very nicely. However, there is still some kind of 'hiccup' somewhere and I cannot put my finger on what it may be.

I updated my AMD drivers and MSI drivers and just about every driver I could figure out to upgrade I went ahead and did it. Now that I installed the R7 260x I am very satisfied with the quality of graphics and gameplay that I am getting on BF4, however, the 3dMark test scores hinted to me that there is still room left for improvement. Something is just not right.

When running "Firestrike" test on 3dMark I am getting a score around 3500 which ranks around a gaming laptop. I was expecting to 'at least' get in the neighborhood of 4000-5000 on this test with my setup. I feel as though there is some setting somewhere that I am overlooking. Maybe it is a setting in the BIOS? A slight tweak to the settings on the RAM or CPU? I am not sure. I have tried to figure it out to no avail. I am hoping maybe someone here can hint around at some things I may be able to try to get that score up where I want it. I do not think running in the 4000 range for that test is too much to ask for this system, as I have seen comparison setups on 3dMark running in this range with my hardware.

So any ideas? I am not real sure what to post here as far as my driver settings, but if that info is needed just give me some ballpark idea of what I need to post and where to find it and I will supply that info.

Thanks in advance for the help, I really appreciate these forums they have proven to be very helpful.

Cheers
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  1. Did you completely uninstall the old drivers before the new ones?
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/GPU57RemoveOldGraphicsDrivers.aspx
  2. Seems about average for that chip. Make sure all your background applications are closed. Many of the benchmarks on here are overclocked as well.
    I can't filter any R9 260x for whatever reason.
    If you are overclocking, you could have a bad overclock, hence the bad results
    .
    http://www.3dmark.com/search#/?mode=advanced&url=/proxycon/ajax/search/cpu/fs/P/1528/500000?minScore=0&cpuName=AMD%20A10-5800K
  3. con635 said:
    Did you completely uninstall the old drivers before the new ones?
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/GPU57RemoveOldGraphicsDrivers.aspx


    I just uninstalled all drivers and downloaded and installed the beta driver. Re-ran the tests and again got in the 3300 range.
  4. Alec Mowat said:
    Seems about average for that chip. Make sure all your background applications are closed. Many of the benchmarks on here are overclocked as well.
    I can't filter any R9 260x for whatever reason.
    If you are overclocking, you could have a bad overclock, hence the bad results
    .
    http://www.3dmark.com/search#/?mode=advanced&url=/proxycon/ajax/search/cpu/fs/P/1528/500000?minScore=0&cpuName=AMD%20A10-5800K


    I am not currently overclocking. Not real sure how to do it. I tried using the MSI overclock Genie in the BIOS but it said it was not compatible with A10 series processors. I found this quite odd. I was having issues using the MSI Live Update 5, the newest update would not open for me, and when I went back to the older version it would not run correctly. Which is odd because at one point I was using it without issues.

    I contacted MSI about the issues but they were less than helpful.

    I also tried the Overdrive utility but was not real sure on what I was doing so figured I would try to read up more before I started tinkering with things too much. I need a working computer for coding.
  5. Ah, so you did try to overclock?

    Go into the bios and set everything back to default. Uninstall any and all Overclocking utilities and delete their parent directories as well.
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