Originally Posted by Nippa
Ok so i dont have my first one, but i just got home and turned the cpu on, and with everything stock, and just realtemp and precisionx running i got a score of:
And the low score from lastnight, before going to sleep, same settings.
As u can see, in the lower score, it was my Graphics score that dropped. But my Physics and Combined were higher, any idea what could explain that ?
I just had to register when I read this thread! I have an almost identical rig to yours and have the exact same problem. My rig consists of a i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz, a Z77X UD3H and a EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked (slightly overclocked). My initial 3DMark 11 runs gave me a score very similar to your run here: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3678980
. With a very high physics score of around 11.8k at 4.5 GHz and a fairly low graphics score of around 8600.
After searching for a possible cause and solution to this problem I read something about changing from PCI Express 3.0 to 2.0 in the BIOS. After doing so I got a total score of around 9400 (I sadly didn't save any of my results). This time the physics score was "only" around 10300 and the graphics score increased to 9500. In other words similar to your run here: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3684603
(keep in mind my card was only slightly overclocked hence the slightly lower graphics score compared to yours).
After waiting a day I decided to run 3DMark 11 again with PCI Express 2.0. This time I got a crappy result again at around 8800 total score. So I'm not really sure what causes this. I also had similar problems to the problems you explained in the first post with 3DMark 11 crashing and being a pain to start.
Honestly I believe this to be a bug in 3DMark 11. I don't think our systems are performing badly or are malfunctioning in any way per se. I ran a couple of runs in the HWBOT version of Unigine Heaven and got great results with the Xtreme preset for example (compared with other systems running GTX 670s in single configurations). Download link etc here: http://hwbot.org/benchmarks/videocard
If you actually manage to find out a cause, please post it in the thread as I'm curious as well!
EDIT: I actually found the links to my runs so I changed some wrong values in the post.
Here they are:
My first run at 8840 points. With 8602 graphics score and 11833 physics score.
My second run at 9433 points. With 9530 graphics score and 10339 physics score.
Keep in mind that this is the exact same system. The only thing I did was to change to PCI Express 2.0.
Strangely enough, I get scores of around 8800 now even with PCI Express 2.0. I only managed to get the result at 9500ish once.Edited by Warwian - 6/19/12 at 1:37pm