Just tested battlefield 3 there with settings on ultra. I was getting around 60 fps (avg) and about 90 fps (max). These figures sound fine to me. It is just it seems weird to get such low fps in Furmark. My gtx 470 got a higher fps in Furmark with same settings. I think it got around 25 fps (avg) in furmark but I got lower fps in games. Not by a huge amount but they were lower.
Anyone have a clue why I am seeing these results. I think the card is fine but it just seems a little strange.
I was wondering the same thing. After some research, I found out that while it may not look intense with what is going on graphically wise during the benchmark, I can assure you that there's TONS of things happening in the scene to tax your video card. The reason they do this is to prepare for future hardware instead of just testing the current gen stuff.