Originally Posted by SeekerZA
Done some benching recently on air. Water to arrive soon.
@CryptiK How is your scores soo high? i've got a 2500k @4.8Ghz and your score walks all over mine. Though i couldn't get mem over 730, with a decent core. Had aux on +0 and mem on +10 atleast. What is recommended for aux for stability and good bench runs?
Physics tests in 3dMark11 is run on the CPU. Your Physics score is right around where mine was when I had my 2500k at 4.8Ghz. Yes, you should do a reboot before testing and close all non-essential processes in the Task Manager. Also reboot every few tests as 3dMark11's processes seem to keep building up in the background after running multiple tests, at least if I remember correctly (or, you can probably just close them through the Task Manager as well). Also, RAM plays a larger role in generic benches than games. I don't know how much you have or what speed it's running at, but as mrTOOshort and a few others helped me out with it, and RAM makes a relatively big difference. For example, my 3930k @ 5Ghz was showing up as getting about 16,500 in the Physics tests in everyone's results I was looking at, but I could only get up to 14,500 with mine at that speed. I think I had 2 sticks of 2GB 1600mhz RAM at the time (dual-channel). When I upgraded, I had 4 sticks of RAM, running quad-channel. Going from dual to quad-channel brought my Physics score up an entire 1,000 points. Then I overclocked the new RAM from 1600mhz to 2133mhz, and gained another 1,000 points. Now
I was up to par. So, whatever RAM you have, at least overclock it and you'll gain some points in the Physics department.
Graphics score seems about right. Mine is always lower than what other people are running, even though I'm using slightly higher
clocks. I haven't benched in a while, so I haven't tried yet, but aside from the standard -reboot, close all non-essential processes-, it was brought up by DJRamses that going into Inspector and adjusting the LOD makes a very noticeable difference. 700 points on the Graphics Score actually. Damn I gotta try that. Maybe that's why my score is always lower than most? A lot of people adjust the LOD? 1480mhz/7200mhz and I only run just over 13,000 Graphics Score. +700 points would bring me up quite a bit. I'll have to try the next time it stops snowing here
Got the below-freezing temps I want, but I can't get it to stop snowing.