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Do you think my numbers is low? Running everything at stock speeds.

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Looks about right to me, your graphics card is bottlenecking your system thats why your overall score is fairly low.
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Originally Posted by Born4TheSky View Post
Do you think my numbers is low? Running everything at stock speeds.

they dont look too bad if this is at stock. If you overclock the cpu, you will see a definite increase though.
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Looks about right to me, your graphics card is bottlenecking your system thats why your overall score is fairly low.
meaning that I need better graphic card? I run this test at 2560x1600 resolution, can be a problem?
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Vantage doesn't matter... but if you overclock your card to 800mhz you should be able to score 18.5k with your GTX 470. I scored a 18.4k with a Phenom II 940 at 3.7Ghz with my GTX 470 @ 820mhz. 3Dmark Vantage performance runs at 1280x1024, so your resolution doesn't matter. But if I was you I would get another GTX 470 to play 2560x1600 maxed out.
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Are you sure you ran it at 1600, or that you have a 1600 screen and ran the performance preset without changing anything?

With a overclocked gtx 470 on P you should get upward of 20-22k depending on the overclock.

I don't know what your cpu score should be at stock, as you're the first person I've met who bought a $1000 unlocked cpu and ran it at stock.

GTX 470's in SLI can out perform the new 590 which blows up after stock settings anyways, I'd suggest first off overclocking, and secondly either trying SLI or selling your 470 and get a 580 instead (because of the high res the added vram could help fps once you start adding more power to your system).



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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Are you sure you ran it at 1600, or that you have a 1600 screen and ran the performance preset without changing anything?

With a overclocked gtx 470 on P you should get upward of 20-22k depending on the overclock.

I don't know what your cpu score should be at stock, as you're the first person I've met who bought a $1000 unlocked cpu and ran it at stock.

GTX 470's in SLI can out perform the new 590 which blows up after stock settings anyways, I'd suggest first off overclocking, and secondly either trying SLI or selling your 470 and get a 580 instead (because of the high res the added vram could help fps once you start adding more power to your system).



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I just got it, didnt have a chance to put my hands on overclocking it, even I am already happy with performance
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post #8 of 10
Just remember games usually only use 2-4 cores, so take your vantage score with a grain of salt.
    
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post #9 of 10
for stock clocks, both your scores look pretty accurate to me..
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Just remember games usually only use 2-4 cores, so take your vantage score with a grain of salt.
so whats your recommendation to benchmark it? Dont really care about games.
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