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Why is my 3D mark 11 score so rubbish?

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Hi all,

Just run a 3D mark 11 benchmark and I got a score of 2627.......I have an AMD X4 965 BE @ 3.7Ghz, 4GB RAM and a 450GTS lightly overclocked, I don't have any issues running UT on max setting, it runs BF3 fine and the only game I can't run max settings on it Metro 2033, everything else I play is set to either high or ultra with FPS barely ever dropping below the maxxed 60fps in Fraps @ 1920x1080 resolution.

Here are my results

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2455184

How come I can run basically all games maxxed and not have an issue, but get a low benchmarking score?
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post #2 of 9
Because your GPU did horribly in 3dMark11. Your max FPS was 12 0.0


3dMark11 is designed to put a strain on your GPU. Games aren't.
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Because yu have a low-mid end card and an older quad core at less than 4 ghz, your score is perfectly normal. thumb.gif
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all things considered i would NEVER have guessed you would score as high as you did.
    
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Because your GPU did horribly in 3dMark11. Your max FPS was 12 0.0


3dMark11 is designed to put a strain on your GPU. Games aren't.

Ah ok, I was worried that there was something wrong lol my card isn't a crazy high end card, I don't need it to play all the games I have on max, I don't have 6 monitors to run either lol I don't really see the point in benchmarking if the benchmarking has no real application, my card can run the same settings in say UT3 as a card £400 more expensive, but the results will still be the same on both PCs as both cards can play that game lol was just kinda shocked at how low the score was as it plays everything I have maxxed.
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all things considered i would NEVER have guessed you would score as high as you did.

How so? What sort of score would be expected for my PC? At least I can provide some sort of entertainment from the low score lol my whole rig plus the OS cost less than £600 smile.gif
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I have to say though, a GTS 450 is not a super-low end card. It will rival a 550 Ti in some areas. But, it still didn't do as good
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Originally Posted by m1tch View Post

Hi all,
Just run a 3D mark 11 benchmark and I got a score of 2627.......I have an AMD X4 965 BE @ 3.7Ghz, 4GB RAM and a 450GTS lightly overclocked, I don't have any issues running UT on max setting, it runs BF3 fine and the only game I can't run max settings on it Metro 2033, everything else I play is set to either high or ultra with FPS barely ever dropping below the maxxed 60fps in Fraps @ 1920x1080 resolution.
Here are my results
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2455184
How come I can run basically all games maxxed and not have an issue, but get a low benchmarking score?

There is absolutely no way you can run BF3 even near maxed. You are probably running at Medium smoothly at best. You are overestimating your card's performance.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

There is absolutely no way you can run BF3 even near maxed. You are probably running at Medium smoothly at best. You are overestimating your card's performance.

^^ This.
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