3d mark test with depressing results

Hi, i have an i5-2500K @ 3.3 ghz with an HD 6950 1gb. I did a few 3d mark 11 "performance" tests with benchmark only and found that my physics score was below the hardware target score: http://3dmark.com/healthcheck/3dm11/1120254.

full results: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1120254;jsessionid=1ayms56ql0hoz?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm11%2F1120254%3Fkey%3DpUcxsWYS2uKqyqCPhNVDTnw9UuLzu8

I did not make any alterations to my system and left it at default. All programs were closed upon testing.

So wise computer men, what is the problem and how do i fix it (or is there a problem)?

Thanks alot for ur help!!
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  1. shin0bi272 said:



    yea but after trying several more times the physics score (~6450) which is dependant on cpu is still lower than the benchmark score of ~6700 supported by many websites including toms
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833-13.html

    yes, i am the type of person who goes nuts when their rig isnt as good as its suppose to be :cry:
  2. You can read this to see what the difference could be.
    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=1

    It seems that the graphics card can affect the performance of the physics test, though it's CPU based, since the card still has to render what is on the screen. Check out this graph:
    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=3

    The Tom's article has a GTX 580 with the physics test which should outperform the GTX 480 OC just enough to make the difference between your score and theirs.
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