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8700K low 3D mark score

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Bradman02

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Apr 9, 2021
When I run 3D mark, I seem to score way lower than other CPUs at the same frequency that I am at, even at 4.9GHZ I don't seem to get near the score that I expect, as I can usually only muster up about a score of 7500 for the CPU. Any ideas of why this is so? Here is the result from a run I did at 4.8GHZ. https://www.3dmark.com/spy/19612502
 

gregmacknass

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Feb 18, 2010
What other CPU's are you comparing your score to? The same CPU? A cpu with more cores? A newer cpu? You are painting with a very broad brush. In the car world there is a saying, "there is no replacement for displacement". In the cpu world, there is no replacement for cores. A higher cpu score will require more of a newer core at a similar speed to see significant gains. Overclocking will only get you so far. This bench is ancient anyways
 

dejo

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Nov 11, 2001
do you have dual channel ram setup? Ram speed can change those metrics as well
 

DaveB

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Dec 18, 2000
When I run 3D mark, I seem to score way lower than other CPUs at the same frequency that I am at, even at 4.9GHZ I don't seem to get near the score that I expect, as I can usually only muster up about a score of 7500 for the CPU. Any ideas of why this is so? Here is the result from a run I did at 4.8GHZ. https://www.3dmark.com/spy/19612502

Your 4C/8T CPU scored roughly the same as my old 6C/12T Ryzen 5 3600X. So your score seems fine, with your CPU running faster but with fewer threads.
 

Johan45

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Dec 19, 2012
When I run 3D mark, I seem to score way lower than other CPUs at the same frequency that I am at, even at 4.9GHZ I don't seem to get near the score that I expect, as I can usually only muster up about a score of 7500 for the CPU. Any ideas of why this is so? Here is the result from a run I did at 4.8GHZ. https://www.3dmark.com/spy/19612502

Checking some of my old review data, I have a physics result of 18507 in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. No data for Time Spy but this gives you a number to check against.