Originally Posted by ztmike
My AMD x6 1090t overclocked at 4.0ghz is holding me back?
I am upgrading the cpu and bought the mobo and new heatsink but haven't gotten the cpu yet..which will be the i7 2600k.
3dMark11 suite includes two tests that involve teh CPU strength by design (physics and combined tests) and these 'count' towards your score overall. So yeah, your overall is not as high as it would be w/like a SB.
Your cpu should not be affecting your GPU score though. And despite the ORB trying to tell you your score is on the 'low side', the reality is you're right in the thick of the range for normal scores, so I wouldn't worry about it at all. Gaming-wise the impact of your CPU vs a faster intel chip will be MUCH less than the impact in 3dMark11