3DMark makes it easy to see if your PC is performing correctly.
Here's a screenshot of the 3DMark results screen. The highlighted panel shows your 3DMark score and a chart that tells you how your score compares with results from other systems.
3DMark benchmark score
You can see your 3DMark benchmark score in the top-left corner of the result screen. The higher the score, the better the performance.
The green arc shows you how your score compares with the best score for your hardware. In this example, the arc is nearly full, which means this is an excellent score for the hardware. In fact, you can see the word "Excellent" below the score.
- Good means your score is close to the average for your combination of components.
- Great means your score is above average.
- Excellent means your score is well above average.
- Legendary means your score is in the top 1% for your hardware.
Below your score, you can see the CPU and GPU model information for your system.
This part of the results screen provides context for your score. It helps you see at a glance how your score compares with other results from systems with the same hardware.
- Your score is shown in green.
- The average score of all valid benchmark results from systems with the same hardware is shown in blue.
- The best score is the highest valid benchmark score for this combination of CPU and GPU.
Score comparison chart
This chart shows the range of scores submitted by other 3DMark users with the same combination of CPU and GPU.
The peaks in the chart show the most common scores. The green line shows your score. The blue, dotted line shows the average score for your combination of components.
- If your score is close to the average, it means your PC is working as it should.
- A score well below the average could indicate a hardware or configuration problem.
- The best score gives you an idea of the overclocking potential of your setup.