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3D Mark 11 - Settings?

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December 10, 2012 7:14:29 PM

I want to try out my graphics card, and just downloaded 3dmark11.

What setting shall i use? Is Performance enough or if i had Extreme shall i try that out?

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a c 217 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 7:17:54 PM

If you want to compare to others, Performance is the best to use, as you don't have to purchase the software to test it.
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December 11, 2012 4:23:48 PM

Ok. Ive just done a run, with all default settings on the Performance.
I got the following:
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Graphics Score: 9189
Physics Score: 3944
Combined Score: 3655

Run Details:
GPU: GTX 670
CPU: C2Q Q8300 @2.9Ghz

Any thoughts? Good? Bad? Identifiable bottleneck?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 4:28:55 PM

Looks decent. I'd push the PC a bit harder - to 3.3 GHz perhaps.

Sure, your physics score is much lower than someone with the latest CPU, but you cannot really detect hard bottlenecks in 3D mark. I'd suggest running some demanding games and seeing what performance you get for yourself :) .
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a c 217 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 4:39:35 PM

The graphics score is great, the cpu is obviously older.
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December 11, 2012 7:27:42 PM

Sunius said:
Looks decent. I'd push the PC a bit harder - to 3.3 GHz perhaps.

Sure, your physics score is much lower than someone with the latest CPU, but you cannot really detect hard bottlenecks in 3D mark. I'd suggest running some demanding games and seeing what performance you get for yourself :) .


I have a G41 mobo and i cant change the vcore at all and C2Q hasnt really got an unlocked multiplier so id have to change FSB, but the highest i can get to, stable and booting is 399*7.5=2.99Ghz; go 400*7.5 and it doesnt boot.

And the bottleneck issue, i dont actually truly know what i need to look for to have a 'bottleneck'. The latest game i have taht demanding is BF3, and even on High-Extreme all settings 1080p the CPU copes well.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 7:38:59 PM

I see. To know if CPU is limiting (also known as 'bottlenecking') the GPU is simple: just check the GPU usage. If it's at 90-100%, it means there's no bottleneck at all. If it's lower, it's bottlenecking a bit.
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December 12, 2012 3:39:22 PM

Huh! GPU usage is always 98-100% and CPU is hanging around 80-86%. I guess i DONT have a bottleneck then? Or maybe its because BF3 is just a GPU extensive game.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 12, 2012 4:15:12 PM

Looks like you don't. How many frames per second are you getting?
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December 12, 2012 8:14:15 PM

Depends what map really and how many players but..
100% always >30fps
Averaging around 65fps on any map
When action starts(10-50meters away) can go down to 40s
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 1:35:42 PM

Looks normal. What's the GPU usage when it goes to 40s?
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December 13, 2012 2:39:12 PM

Its always 90-98% usage but when it gets to 40fps im guessing 99-100%.
Why, is that where its strange?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 2:51:14 PM

Guessing? Could you check using MSI Afterburner on screen display? It will display the usage in a corner of your screen. I think I'm surprised is because I'd believe it drops because your CPU holds you back, not the GPU.javascript:%20validform(this);
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