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Can a better CPU contribute to a slightly higher Firestrike Graphics Score?

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I have an i5 3330 paired with a GTX 1060, but I am seeing my graphics score being a fraction lower than everyone else with the exact same GPU. Temps are not an issue and my max/average clockspeed is similar as well.

Now, assuming that my CPU is kinda marginal, would upgrading to a beefy i7 6700K improve my Graphics Score in Firestrike, say even by as little as 2-3%?
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Yes that is totally possible, as the CPU still does some work while the graphics-only benchmark is running. I've seen a difference in scores just from stock-->overclock.
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Yes, I went from a FX6350 to my current i7 4770k and my score went up quite a margin with the same R9 270X.
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