You have a core2quad, which is hurting your score. Overclock it, as mentioned above, and see your score climb. Also, WHY are you using 3Dmark06? Get Vantage, it is DX10 and is much friendlier to the newer hardware. I get about 26,000 in 3dmark06 and it is all because of my 4GHz i7. If I put your card in my system, I'd probably get about 28-30K. Your score is fine, it won't reflect in your game play.
Besides, do you really sit around and run 3dmark all the time to get your jollies? It's a benchmark tool and that is it. Are your Frames hurting in games?
March 24, 2010 1:56:58 PM
Everything runs smooth, except Metro 2033.
I can't run it smooth on very high settings and resolution of 1440x900.
My buddy can run it smooth on the same settings on his HD5850 and i7 920 (everything on stock).
Since my 5970 should be able to supply at least twice the performance compared to his 5850, i was wondering if something was wrong.
You can check out this page of an article on Metro 2033. It shows how with FSAA on, the CPU hinders performance. Not sure if this is the issue, but the argument is with FSAA on it doesn't even do a good job. Try turning it off and see what happens. It seems that this part eats your CPU.