Futuremark 3DMark11 (Extreme) and 3DMark

In 3DMark (Extreme) test, two benchmarks are run, Fire Strike and Sky Diver. Fire Strike scores 10543 which is comparable to the Core i7-4770K. When overclocked it gets a boost to 10882. The performance gain is merely 3%. For Sky Diver, the benchmark results are lower when we overclocked the CPU. We suspect there is some throttling going on which resulted in a lower score. 3dmark extreme copy * Fire Strike is denoted by yellow colour and Sky Diver is denoted by Green colour.   In 3DMark 11, we also observe that the graphics card running the same board and same drivers resulted in a slightly lower score compared to Core i7-4770K which should be within the margin of error (0.2%). When overclocked, we boost it to 5762. 3dmark11 copy

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