I've built and got running my latest build on 10.8.5 - all is well. It's snappy, seems to good give performance in games, and whilst rendering. However when I was researching what parts to buy, I came across a lot of Geekbench scores (for 10.8.5) that are a lot higher than mine. Whilst it's not the end of the world that I have a "low" geekbench score and this build knocks the socks off my old 10.6 setup, I'm just a little disappointed!
I'll put as much info below as I can - does anyone have any ideas as to why my score is seemingly a lot lower than other similar/identical setups? I've seen reports of scores in the 17k range for no-overclock builds using same motherboard, cpu, and OS version...
For the build, I followed acronator's guide here.
Geekbench Score (64bit)
i7 4770k (no overclock)
16GB Vengence RAM
GTX770 (Gigabyte Windforce 2GB)
FakeSMC (with plugins, v.5.3.820)
Loaded "Optimized defaults", the applied settings as per acronator's post above.