After looking around for a suitable upgrade, I came across the combo of the A10-6800K and 8670K which seemed to be running games very well at very decent FPS compared to my old PC. I did some more looking around, and after confirming this combo was suitable for me, I purchased it.
It arrived a few days ago, and since it arrived I have been struggling to get it to run anything! According to 3DMark it is scoring lower than an Office PC, which is very disappointing considering the price I paid for this which was not far off what it would have cost me to build something I am certain would be able to run games at decent FPS.
Here is a 3DMark comparison, the one on the left is some random benchmark I found, and the one on the right is mine. As you can see the graphics score is miles apart, yet they both have the same graphics card and the same CPU: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/624532/fs/1418324
I was wondering if anyone could tell me why this is performing so badly after seeing how great it performed with games on YouTube and seeing other 3DMark benchmarks, thanks.
I installed Windows 8.1 to begin with and that was equally bad, so I tried Windows 7.
As far as I know, I have the latest BIOS as I had to update to be able to allocate more memory to the graphics card.
This is a prebuilt PC which offers 2 games free (Farcry 3 Blood Dragon and SimCity) when you buy it, so it should be able to run them I would have thought?