Actually you could be right. I think 7.6 is the score for this processor though. I read a forum and someone said it was 7.8 on stock frequency. That got me thinking that there might be something wrong with mine. I was wrong of course. I looked up some more info on the i7 2600K and it turns out the guy on the forum was wrong. Many people who own an i7 2600K has a 7.6 score on stock freq, but when you get it up to 4.00GHz i believe, you'll get a 7.8 sub-score or higher.