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Windows 7: Low physics score with 3dmark programme is my r9 290 to blame?

15 Jun 2015   #1

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Low physics score with 3dmark programme is my r9 290 to blame?

Hi there,
I have what i think a fairly decent PC setup.
But after running the 3dMark software the physics scores are very low
Is my GPU to blame? am i best upgrading to a GTX 970?

Graphics CardAMD Radeon R9 290
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K Processor R
Operating system64-bit Windows 7 (6.1.7601)MotherboardGigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z77P-D3Memory16,384 MB

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15 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

As far as I know:

Unless you have Nvidia card doing PhysX calculations, you are limited to your CPU doing it. So that benchmark is measuring your CPU. However, CPU PhysX is not that great.

Edit: Just checked my score and I guess 3dmark does CPU physics only? Notice how they are written differently. PhysX versus Physics

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 video card benchmark result - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T,Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-890FXA-UD5
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17 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Mark 3D uses the CPU for Physics.
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17 Jun 2015   #4

windows 7

Thankyou for pointing this out as a cpu problem, i will seek advice in the appropiate forum
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