Hi. First, I am a long time visitor of the site, but this is my first time finally registering for the forums. Glad to have finally done it! So I hate to cut right to the chase, but I have a few questions. Regarding my new 7970, several people I know and several benchmarks I've found online have received a graphics score of 7700+ using 3DMark 11 using the reference clocks. I, on the other hand, cannot quite reach the 7400 mark. I keep getting around 7380 approximately. I am wondering why these individuals are getting 400 more points than I am with the same reference cards (different brands, but that should not matter). I want to blame it on my CPU, but I am not sure if that affects the graphics score at all. I use an AMD 1090t 6-core overclocked at 4ghz. Everyone's score that is higher has a better chip than mine, mostly Intel brand. Could this really affect the individual graphics score, or does it only affect the total P score? If the CPU has nothing to do with it, is it a possibility that my card is bad? Or just that I'm unlucky and my card is a 'runt'? I would think every reference card should perform the same at stock clocks unless something was wrong or my other hardware is just not as powerful. Thoughts? Anybody else have a similar 3DMark score to my own? If not, what is yours?