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Why did my Graphics score go down with a new CPU

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Hello,

 

I have an old P4 computer running Win XP that has a single core Socket 478 CPU at 2.8 GHz and no multithreading.

The computer still runs very well so I just wanted to give it a little more speed.  So I purchased a P4 3.4 GHz CPU with MultiThreading.

As expected, the CPU score jumped from 66 to 118.  But my graphics score went from 121 to 80.  Everything else remained the same and I conducted the test in the same configuration - the only change was the CPU. 

 

Is this normal to have the GPU score take such a big hit from a single core, single thread CPU to a Single core, dual thread CPU?

 

Thanks

 

Before

 

NovaBench Score: 288

10/25/2014 9:09:34 AM
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz @ 2798 MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS

2048 MB System RAM (Score: 96)
- RAM Speed: 1776 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 66)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 17049017
- Integer Operations/Second: 20378581
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 403476

Graphics Tests (Score: 121)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 373

Hardware Tests (Score: 5)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 79 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 9 MB/s

 

 

AFTER:

 

NovaBench Score: 299

10/25/2014 11:53:39 AM
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium 4 3.40GHz @ 3398 MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS

2048 MB System RAM (Score: 95)
- RAM Speed: 1537 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 118)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 37515408
- Integer Operations/Second: 47035220
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 449893

Graphics Tests (Score: 80)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 255

Hardware Tests (Score: 6)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 79 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 14 MB/s

 

 

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