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.

Score context

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.

Is this a good 3DMark CPU Profile result for my CPU?

The 3DMark CPU Profile result screen shows you how your CPU scores compare with other results from the same processor. The CPU Profile has six tests, each of which uses a different number of threads. Each of the six tests produces a score. Scores are comparable across tests. You can compare the 8-thread score with the 4-thread score, for example. A higher score means the CPU performed the work faster.

Your 3DMark CPU Profile scores should increase up to the number of threads supported by your CPU. For CPUs with simultaneous multithreading (SMT), which have more threads than cores, the benefit of having more threads decreases beyond the number of available CPU cores.

The green bars show you how your CPU Profile scores compare with the best scores for your CPU. The longer the green bar, the closer your score is to the best result for your CPU model.

The median score, shown by the marker, shows the performance level you should expect for your CPU. In most cases, the median represents performance with stock settings. If your score is below the median, it may indicate a problem with cooling or background processes. Check the hardware monitoring chart to see how the CPU temperature changed during the run.

The distance from the median marker to the end of the bar represents the overclocking potential of the CPU.

Please note that these features are powered by benchmark results from 3DMark users. These insights may be unavailable for some CPU models until enough results are submitted.