however, the thing that worries me was that my graphics score was 5508 with a target score of 7800. a ~2300 score difference.
I should also mention that it posted "Graphics driver is not approved." at the top. I'm pretty new as this was my first day working with 3d mark, so I was wondering if there was a reason for this or if I shouldnt be concern. I would like to have my hardware working to at least its full potential.
My cpu received a score above its targeted score so I was fine with that, but really my main concern from the beginning was a good graphics score.
Asus M5A 97 Evo
AMD Phenom X6 1090T OC to 3.99ghz
2 HD Radeon 6870s (sapphire/xfx) stock
Thortech TB 850W 80+ gold psu
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
Im not really sure what you mean, but are you saying its because my cpu isnt clocked fast enough?
Yeah, this build is mainly to be ready for BF3, I dont expect to have max settings with 60-70 fps but I would like it to still look good.
i dont have many games right now but on witcher 2 i autodetect high settings, deus ex also has medium-high settings, fallout 3 has low for some reason. So i guess its not that bad. i just wanted good performance from my hardware
drivers take a few months to get approved, eventually your score will show the driver approved, use tools like CPUZ (cpuid) and GPUZ , make sure you have cool & quiet off for benchmarking, your memory is running 1333 or higher, your northbridge is 2k or higher(2400MHz+ should be np on that cpu), use GPU z to make sure you are running your gpus in 16x and xfire is enabled (im thinking you are getting solo card scores atm)!!!
yeah I doubled checked earlier and xfire is on. i received like ~3400 something when i ran with xfire off, so im pretty sure both gpus were running, however, I did have cool/quiet on during the benchmark. ill check it off and run it again. i really appreciate your advice thx.
sorry im still kind of new to overclocking and stuff, so if you dont mind me asking, what do you mean when u say "your memory is running 1333 or higher, your northbridge is 2k or higher(2400MHz+ should be np on that cpu"
na, that little bit of extra CPU speed wont make or break your scores, it's just a fine tweaked version.. looking at your Motherboard, you're kinda screwed for xfire builds, but only kind, your second slot is only 4x pci again check xfire settings
if you use CPUZ, under the memory tab it will show what settings your memory is running at and what it is rated(SPD tab) to run at (most of the time) the NB freq is the direct link sys mem has to the cpu... 3400 is a very low score for a single card, should be in the 4 - 5 k range... if you have time, take one card out and make sure the other is in the 16x PCIx slot !
if you have CPU-Z open it will show your CPU speed in GHz, if C&Q is working, it will be idle @800MHz or so then scale up as cpu cycles are needed, sometimes it doesnt work like it should, it is a nice option to enable when you arnt gaming though