I get less performance than I should?! Tags: Graphics Cards Performance Intel i7 Graphics Last response: August 9, 2010 2:59 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Slipperss August 9, 2010 2:33:51 PM Hello, I'm alittle worried of the results I'm getting in 3Dmark06. My spec is as follows: Intel i7-930 2.8ghz ATI HD5970 (stock) 1805mhz 9-9-9-24-1N 12gb ram. I was running the benchmark and gained about 20-21000 score (average), while looking on this chart i found on Tomshardware, it should get at least 4-5000 more. GFX Chart Any of you expert know what the problem could be? More about : performance asteldian a b U Graphics card August 9, 2010 2:37:44 PM At a guess I would assume the benchmark was done with an Overclocked CPU. But I could be totally wrong, I've little knowledge on 3dmark Vadorsystems August 9, 2010 2:40:25 PM if you overclock the GPU and CPU .. even by a little bit it can help.. I boosted 3dmark score on the pc I use by about 2k on overclocking .. and that was with really low overlocking.. can make a big difference Related resources Should I Change my Build List? Less than $1000 Pc - Forum Less Performance than Expected - Forum Q6700 for less than 100 bucks. Should I go for it? - Forum AMD laptop performance is less than expected - Forum Oblivion - Less Performance Than Expected?! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Slipperss August 9, 2010 2:44:43 PM I thought that Tomshardware was doing benchmarks with stock gear? bystander a c 210 U Graphics card August 9, 2010 2:55:25 PM That's a strange benchmark list. It doesn't have 5870/5850/5830's in the results. You might want to make sure your 5970 is in crossfire mode. Also as far as the OC thing goes. There is a really good chance the CPU on those benchmarks are OC'ed. They usually OC the hell out of the CPU to ensure the GPU does not become bottlenecked. Rustyy117 a c 124 U Graphics card August 9, 2010 2:59:54 PM I believe Tom's use a 4Ghz Core i7 9xx CPU, 3DMark06 is pretty useless because it relies heavily on the CPU, a few examples for you With my Core i7 920 @ stock and a single HD5850 I get about 17-18K With my Core i7 920 @ 4.4Ghz and a single HD5850 I get 27K (HD5850 Overclocked to 1000/1200) With my Core i7 920 @ 4.4Ghz and 2 x HD5850's @ 950/1200 I get just 2.5K points more (29.5K) which shows that there is still a bottleneck at 4.4Ghz. Its just not an accurate representation of your PC's gaming capabilities, one of the main reason's is because the test is run at a very low resolution. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHard drive less than 2 years old failing should i replace it with ssd ForumDo SSDs suffer from more or less fragmentation than harddrives? ForumWhen I put in more RAM, the OS uses less than before ForumSo I've broken 3 laptops in less than 3 years... ForumMid-high End gaming rig, less than $1800. ForumLess RAM showing than what is actually installed. ForumWhy is the capacity on my external harddrive less than it should be? ForumCan you run less than 4GB on a 64 bit OS? ForumErrors BEFORE OC - Prime95: Expected less than 0.5 ForumAmd gammer ( less than $450) ForumComplete new build for development and gaming, less than 2000$ ForumLess than 250 dollar gpu with need to upgrade ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumWhat size monitor should i buy? ForumShould I buy another another gtx9800+ ? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !