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[OLD VERSION] Low GPU score - Thinkpad W530 with K2000M

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Hello,

 

1st thing, I've opened an account and for some reason "Israel" isn't listed as an option among the many others. Not anything personal, I hope...

 

2nd, I bought a new (and awesome) Thinkpad w530. And here are it's scroes:

 

Verified NovaBench Score: 1208

Test run on June 18, 2014 at 10:52
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

intel.png Intel Core i7-3940XM 3.00GHz running at 3201 MHz

nvidia.png NVIDIA Quadro K2000M GPU

16203 MB System RAM (Score: 246)
- RAM Speed: 13863 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 807)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 205887792
- Integer Operations/Second: 927537784
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1328216

Graphics Tests (Score: 101)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 317

Hardware Tests (Score: 54)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 465 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 209 MB/s

 

Now, the strange thing (as clearly seen) is, the GPU score - It's extremely low. Around 33% less then the lowest score for this GPU in the "Scores & Stats" page (which is 149) and almost %300 less then the highest! (which is 271).

 

Is there anything i'm missing? how can it be?

 

BTW, game wise (though this laptop is NOT meant for gaming), this GPU performs amazing. Much better then expected (At least 3 times better then my old w520 with quadro 1000m), so I'm tending to rule out a GPU malfunction...

 

Thank you, I'll appreciate any insights.

 

 

 

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Re. the GPU variance: the highest scoring GPU result was probably overclocked. The median score (158) is probably closer to the stock speed. Yours might be underclocked by lenovo, depending on the cooling and power capabilities of yoyour laptop. It may or may not be possible to raise the GPU speed. It's likely not a malfunction.

 

"Israel" isn't listed as an option among the many others. Not anything personal, I hope...

Nothing personal, the countries are just part of an old 3rd party add-on for this forum software. I never looked closely if was any good. I'll fix that.

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Hey Nathan, thank you for yoyour response!  :smile:

 

I think I've found the reason for the big range between GPU scores and, I think, it's due to the "OPTIMUS" function.

When I docked the machine (and by that forcing it's dedicated GPU to work) the GPU score raised up to 171. It can probably clock itself even higher when needed.

 

So my current conclusion is that the "OPTIMUS" somehow distorts the benchmark's GPU score even tough it clearly recognizes it .

 

Here are the new scores (incase someone is interested):

 

Verified NovaBench Score: 1281

Test run on June 20, 2014
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

intel.png Intel Core i7-3940XM 3.00GHz running at 3201 MHz

nvidia.png NVIDIA Quadro K2000M GPU

16203 MB System RAM (Score: 247)
- RAM Speed: 14162 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 810)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 205939368
- Integer Operations/Second: 931452056
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1335107

Graphics Tests (Score: 171)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 513

Hardware Tests (Score: 53)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 465 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 205 MB/s

 

 

Again, thank you for the help.

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