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3dmark - Fire Strike combined score - fluctuate

lpiotrowski211
Level 7
Hello. So first my pc:
*6700K stock , never oc and temps are fine
Gtx 1080 Ti FE , never oc, stock
16GB DDR4 Corsair 750 RM
Windows 10
drivers 388.13

*So today i run 4 times 3dmark Fire strike custom . ( graphic test 1 , graphic test 2, physics score and combined score ). All is fine , but combined score weirdly fluctuate.

*1 run:

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14034905

*Combined score : 7883 score, 36.67 fps

*2 run ( only Combined score 😞

*https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14034931

*Combined score: 8 277, 38,5 fps

*3 run : https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14035042

*Combined score : 8 420 score, 39.17 fps

*4 run: https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14035779

*Combined score: 7918 score , 36.83 fps

*My pc is stable, no have crashes or artifacts. No problems with games. But only want to be sure that this variation its fine or not? I close all programs during tests. I am sure at 99% that was not caused by any background process. All 4 runs was with the same settings and the same.*

Sorry if bothering and maybe this is not problem,but i want to be sure.*
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JustinThyme
Level 13
The fluctuation isn't that much and its hard to compare when you run anything but the default test.
First thing is to check what you have running in the back ground. Something simple as indexing service can really wreak havoc on scores.
Shut down AV while bench marking and all other apps, your task tray should be virtually empty except the essentials.
If you are running GPU tweak it has a feature where you can maximize the performance by adjusting the display setting, shutting down unnecessary services and clearing unnecessary junk from your ram.

Have a look at task manager before hand and see what your CPU is and whats running. 3D marks wont stress say a 10 core machine as much as it wont use more than 4 cores but for a 4 core having anything else consuming clock cycles will change your scores more. For your own troubleshooting and to shorten testing custom is great but for reaching out elsewhere you should really run the default values.

You can toss out your second run as its invalid, look like it was interrupted as Graphics and physics are 0s

Then compare the Grahics scores and physics score and they are well within the margin of error of only a few points.

Please run the default full test.



“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, I'm not sure about the former” ~ Albert Einstein

lpiotrowski211
Level 7
I turn off all background programs during that runs.

lpiotrowski211 wrote:
I turn off all background programs during that runs.


Your screenshots are showing differently. The only thing missing from the equation on the shots is what the CPU is doing assuming you have the GPU doing the physics computations. The first is the example that doesnt count. then look at the other two that are spread by 500 points or so on the combined, the graphics and physics are dran near identical which only leaves what your CPU is doing to affect the combined. I can have the same set up going with background apps and services not running and repeat the default results within a margin of error of maybe 2% for a 100 runs.

68635

68636

68637

As suggested please do default runs and a screen shot of task manager for processes and services.

Here is a shot from my 6700K rig

68638



“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, I'm not sure about the former” ~ Albert Einstein

lpiotrowski211
Level 7
I choose custom runs,because i want to see results of combinet tests only,not overall score. So thats why i made this. All 4 runs are defaulted with settings. 1080p resolution,and graphic settings are identical.*


2 run graphic score and physic is 0 because i unselected this tests.*


And what is difference between custom and default ? *

lpiotrowski211 wrote:
I choose custom runs,because i want to see results of combinet tests only,not overall score. So thats why i made this. All 4 runs are defaulted with settings. 1080p resolution,and graphic settings are identical.*


2 run graphic score and physic is 0 because i unselected this tests.*


And what is the difference between custom and default ? *



The combined score differs because of the load placed on multiple sub systems and also queries NVAPI. Depending on background activty on the CPU side, the scores are bound to change from run to run
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