Low 3dMark score vs others?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by NIZMOZ, Apr 3, 2018.


    NIZMOZ [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 23, 2007
    I seem to have gotten a bit lower 3dMark score vs other people with the same hardware. Any ideas why? I turned off MSE per another users recommendation yesterday, but I didn't adjust any other settings other than tell it to sync all my cores.


    Wondering if it could be related to the 650w EVGA Gold PS that people recommended isn't enough? I am not sure how I can tell.

    Here is my build.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QYDXP3
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QYDXP3/by_merchant/
    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($329.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($147.32 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X CODE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($299.28 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($216.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($117.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($284.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: NZXT - Aer RGB120 61.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($28.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Dell - U3415W 34.0" 3440x1440 60Hz Monitor ($613.00 @ B&H)
    Keyboard: Corsair - K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse: Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse ($103.91 @ Amazon)
    Other: NZXT AC-HPL03-10 HUE+ Extension Kit ($20.99 @ Amazon)
    Other: EVGA 100-CW-1300-B9 Power Supply Cable Set ($78.39 @ Amazon)
    Other: NZXT Internal USB Hub ($21.47 @ Amazon)
    Other: NZXT HUE+ & Aer RGB140 Fans Bundle Pack RGB 2x 140mm Aer Fans Included ($77.26 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Total: $2499.36
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-03 21:22 EDT-0400
  2. deaedius

    deaedius Gawd

    Jun 18, 2014
    You have a wicked rig!

    Looks like the memory may not be using XMP profile for 3200mhz, may need to confirm (this could bring CPU perf down) which may be your culprit.

    If you plan on overlocking the CPU and that 1080ti, 650watts will be pushed.

    Other than that, you have one badass rig and do not let a few points of 3dmark take away from how wicked it is!

    NIZMOZ [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 23, 2007
    I just ordered the 750w version of my power supply and will return the 650w back to Amazon. Hopefully that will be enough? It does a big jump from 750 to 850 in price.
  4. auntjemima

    auntjemima Hand Jobs Legend

    Mar 1, 2014
    A power supply that is over worked will usually just power off or weird things will happen.. lowing your scores is unlikely.

    NIZMOZ [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 23, 2007
    For $20 more it's probably a better decision and gives me the buffer I need for oc. Since I can still return the other one to Amazon. Will check that xmp setting tomorrow. I think it's off .
  6. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

    Oct 19, 2004
    Don't look at the top scores on 3dmark - those are savage scores that have all manner of tuning in place. Look at the middle of the road scores for your hardware for a comparison. And realize any system that runs 3dmark is already going to be pretty much an enthusiast system - not run of the mill junk. People don't get into benchmarking unless they have an enthusiast system and some interest in the whole aspect.

    That 650 watt PSU is not your problem at all. It'll not increase your score one iota. If your components weren't getting enough power they'd just crash. Since they aren't - that isn't your problem.
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