Benchmark Scores Too Low for Build
I've recently been trying to optimize my FPS in a few games and I was noticing that people running very similar builds to me were getting much higher FPS. I decided to look into overclocking, but fist thought I would run some benchmarks. However, after running Passmark, I saw that literally every component if my computer is performing below or well below average compared to identical components.
First, let me give an overview of my system specs:
- Operating System: Windows 10 Professional Edition build 18362 (64-bit)
- CPU Type: Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz
- Motherboard: STRIX Z270E GAMING
- Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.SKILL TridentZ 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (worth noting though in system info it says Clk: 1600; is it running at half speed...?)
- Videocard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Now for my Passmark scores:
CPU Mark: 9382, model average 10023, however Physics score 393, model average 682 <-- the overall score is not that far off, but the physics score is getting crushed by identical hardware
2D Mark: 171, model average 909 <-- no idea what is going on here, but clearing my card is struggling not just compared to identical cards, but to most cards
3D Mark: 11555, model average 17289 <-- again, it seems like my video card is getting blown away by the model average
Memory Mark: 2560, model average 3120 <-- again, below
Based on my naive interpretation of this data, my cpu's physics performance is brutal and my video card is preforming like garbage all over the place. This is further supported by my anecdotal evidence of people with very similar builds to me getting much higher frame rates in video games that I play.
Anybody have any thoughts on this? What's the problem with my video card? It's currently in the first slot on the motherboard; is there any value in trying a different slot? Also, is my memory running at 50% clock, or am I misreading the system info?
edit: worth noting, temperatures for both my CPU and GPU during these tests were <70 degrees
Also per request, I uploaded screenshots of the passmark results.
Last edited by Mike Sherron; 06-02-2020 at 07:10 PM.