Originally Posted by xNinjaSkillz
Ok I gotta drive back to work now. I'll check back in 20
That Physics score is low: 7113
I would certainly 'guess' and say this is part, if not most, of your problem.
I would start out simple. Make sure you've got all of the most up-to-date drivers for your mobo installed from the ASUS website and make sure you've got your BIOS setup properly--it may be worthwhile to do a quick sweep through your BIOS to double-check. If you don't have an overclock in there (and it doesn't look like it from the 3dmark report), I would reset the BIOS to default and start fresh.
Once that's done, try running the benchmark again. Get a program called Real Temp, too, just to monitor your CPU temps (just to rule this out). If you score in the normal range for a 3770k (physics score), and your temps seem normal, I would then load up bf3 and see what type of performance you're getting. I would also leave up the performance tab from the Task Manager while testing bf3 so that you can refer to the CPU usage afterwards.
Once you get bf3 performing normally, at stock speeds, you should probably setup a mild overclock on your CPU. Especially if you're playing multiplayer. But I wouldn't worry about that until you get stock settings performing properly.Edited by svthomas - 5/3/12 at 10:30am