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What is a good 3DMark Score for my system?

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a c 191 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 2:55:03 AM

Hey community,

So for the first time, I just did a 3DMark test and I got a score of P5507, and it said that the score was low compared to other systems. I thought this was odd.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2990003;jsessionid=15dki3rdceyfgfyukfurkt1cv

P.S. My 6950 has been flashed to a 6970. What can I do to improve this score? I found out the motherboard cannot overclock when I bought it, as it was a cheap replacement for the previous one I had.
a c 76 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 3:57:11 AM

That is an advertisement scam link and means nothing. If you REALLY want you can go to the results page and look up actual results but you have to remember that:

A. The types of people who would be using 3Dmark are likely pushing their hardware. Lots will have unlocked their 6950s and your GPU core overclock is low to average.

B. If you overclock your memory to far performance goes DOWN as error checking kicks in. mine can't get near that high but I have seen higher so who knows.

C. EVERYONE who bought a 2500K and is using 3Dmark is probably overclocked past 4GHz. That's why you buy a K processor. so you should expect to be below average.

D. 3Dmark scores mean nothing. Most important points and should probably be first.
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a c 76 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 3:59:25 AM

and the board In your sig should overclock. can't imagine how you could have found a non oem board that wouldn't.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 4:17:33 AM

I have heard the H61 does not overclock, but I will look into the bios later. Thanks!
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a c 76 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 4:39:02 AM

Obviously using the BIOS is preferred but if it has this it has to have it in the BIOS unless I have the wrong board...

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8H6...


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March 19, 2012 4:55:46 AM

unksol said:


D. 3Dmark scores mean nothing. Most important points and should probably be first.


I agree with this point 100%. The only question you need to really ask is: Am I happy with gaming on my computer? And from looking at your system and your 3dmark score, you should be running games in HD quality and they should be very smooth. What else could you ask for?

To answer your initial question, some things you can do to improve your benchmark scores are:
1. Making sure you have the newest drivers
2. Disable software and services running in the background while benchmarking
3. Run the benchmark after a clean boot
4. Overclocking your components (CPU, Ram, GPU)
5. Upgrading your computer

I do not recommend overclocking your system unless you are knowledgeable about the hardware and settings you'll be changing. Doing so can void the warranty and damage your system.

As for upgrading your computer, again, this just goes back to whether or not you're happy with gaming on it. Xbox and PS3 run with far inferior hardware than what you have, remember that :) 
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a c 216 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 5:46:54 AM

I wouldn't say they mean nothing, but your score is well above stock performance, the problem is that you are comparing your scores to mostly heavily overclocked systems. Just to get a score comparable requires a significant OC.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:07:37 PM

In the BIOS, it will not let me go past 33 in CPU ratio, so there is no overclock. I might end up getting a new motherboard all together, since I am not happy with this board, since it has only 4 SATA ports. I do lke gaming on it and it does fine, it would just be nice to put my big CPU cooler to use and have more SATA ports. It plays everything I want it to, so I might just leave it where it is.
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a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:30:31 PM

H model MB's don't O/C...they don't have a CPU multiplier.
Overclocking the CPU doesn't make much difference in 3DMark11. A 2500K stock compared to an O/C to 4.2GHz is a 23.5% O/C but only increased my score from 7194 to 7525.
2X460 1GB SLI'ed @840/1680/1000
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a c 125 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:37:29 PM

That's a perfectly fine score. My i5 750 at 4ghz with CF 5850s OCed to 980/1210 (stock 700/1000) get around P8400.
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a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:49:13 PM

Wolfram, just goes to show....don't give up on our 'old' video cards before their time.
We're still smokin' the high$$ cards!
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a c 125 U Graphics card
March 19, 2012 1:56:52 PM

Yeah for sure! I see the 7970 bench at around 9600 and I'm like... $550 to gain 1200 points? Which means like 5 fps in a game? No thanks!
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 4:47:16 PM

malmental, look closely at that H61M MB. It will clock the FSB somewhat but does NOT have a CPU multiplier.
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 4:53:54 PM

Deemo13 said:
Hey community,

So for the first time, I just did a 3DMark test and I got a score of P5507, and it said that the score was low compared to other systems. I thought this was odd.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2990003;jsessionid=15dki3rdceyfgfyukfurkt1cv

P.S. My 6950 has been flashed to a 6970. What can I do to improve this score? I found out the motherboard cannot overclock when I bought it, as it was a cheap replacement for the previous one I had.


I wouldn't worry about it... 6950 based system should be p5000+. If you at or above you're golden.

Here, I ran it stock for ya~

P5316 3DMarks

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2999799?key=W6JEvi_pWCLn68ASfXn...

It says my score is low and I don't care. Generally, the people that use Vantage, 3Dmark 11, Unigine, etc... are OC'ing and want to check for stability or lack thereof.

Our score compared:

http://3dmark.com/compare/3dm11/2999799/3dm11/2990003
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