Just my very humble opinion but I wouldn't worry about your score in 3dmark anything its just a generic score that really doesn't tell you anything about anything. The test it run are all simulations and most the time don't even mimic real world usage (from what I am told). I never really used 3Dmark but if you truly want to test your system and benchmark it get some games with awesome graphics like World In Conflict or Fall Out 3 and see how high you can take your settings before it starts running like crap thats the best way to test out your video card and is more of a real world test. To test the CPU and other main components of the PC download winrar and try raring a huge file couple of gigs to me this is best way to check computers performance. I know this more then likely isn't what your looking for but it might be.
They got a 7300 GPU score. I disagree with the previous poster in that I think benchmarks can tell you if everything is running optimally. You can find what other people get on their 3dmarks, and compare like systems.
Yes the proof is in the real gameplay, but I have seen a direct connection between my 3dmark scores and performance in game (overall).
GPU score: 6738 is very reasonable for 9800GTX+ with Intel Q9400 @2.66. But if you OC your cpu 3GHz you will get around 7500 but in games you don’t see a difference because games are gpu sensitive and not cpu sensitive. 3Dmark score is a combination of gpu cpu power.
Thanks for all of your input. Yea, I really don't care about my 3Dmark score for anything other than making sure everything is running as it should. I have briefly played Fallout 3 and it seems to run great although I haven't had a change to benchmark it as of yet.
After looking at some online and 3dmark benchmarks it does seem that my score is where it should be. As long as the games run well, i'm happy!
nice for you ! you can still use EVGA PRECISION ( i like it ). I have 2x BFG and its working fine ... EVGA precision will tell you your GPU temp - FPS real time with graph. i dont care about seeing core speed, so costum the display to see TEMP-FPS.
This way, if you play a game, ALT-TAB or exit ... you can see you last minute FPS !
FREE and really nice lil program. ( can manual the fan with it to.