Rtx 3090 - low timespy score on balanced power plan

Hello. I have Rtx 3090 Gaming Pro and 9700K stock. I have 17500 points in timespy graphic score which is low because on reviews i should be get 19.000±. Powerplan is to balanced.
WHen i change powerplan to fullperformance i am getting 19.000 points and its fine. I have newest nvidia drivers. Any ideas?
In port royal i have 12.500

My scores are normal with balanced power plan in:
Unigine Superposition 1080P EXTREME ,12154pts<- normal, 3dmark extreme 23,500 gpu <–normal

Only in timespy i have 1000 points gap between balanced vs max performance.
During test cpu dropping random clocks in timespy on balanced. In max performance is steady 4600mhz so thats why i think i have lower score with balanced.
In max performance i have 19000 gpu score ± in time spy.

Games running ok with balanced.

I have 9700K on stock

Aorus Z390 Pro Gaming
9700K stock
Seasonic 750W Ultra Titanium Plus Prime
Windows 10 up to date no programs in background

AFAIK - the difference between the balanced and high performance power plans is, balanced will drop clocks when you are not doing things, where high performance will generally try to keep your clocks at max possible.

You might want to look at your detailed results from the benchmarks run to see the CPU difference results to see how your CPU is performing on each power plan. 3D Mark benchmarks gather a portion of the score depending on the CPU performance. IIRC, it is something like 20% of the score in Timespy is CPU dependent. IDK the ratio for Port Royal. I only know the approx percentage of Timespy from playing PC Building Simulator.

But reviewers have higher score i am not sure if they used balanced or max perf?

is it enough tho?

also might try to OC the 9700k becoz 3090 is a monster

did you test it against games on performance mode?

Most likely they use high performance, or they made changes to enable ultimate performance plan

In performance mode no difference in games. Only in this timespy test.

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Are you using the MCE setting in your BIOS? That should lock the core multipliers together and prevent power management from parking idle cores while you’re gaming/benchmarking.

You might also try disabling Intel Speed Step and enabling Intel Speed Shift so the processor can manage its own clockspeed vs. waiting around for the OS.

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