Reposting this from the feedback forum since I put it in the wrong subforum :(.
If you turn off Aero in Windows7, you can gain a significant amount of frames.
Intel i7-720qm 1.8 GHZ quad-core
4 GB PC 1333 memory
NVidia 280m GTX
Original 720p score: 2501
With Aero Turned Off: 2990 (had a few firefox windows open).
Simply navigate to whereever you installed the benchmark (or perhaps the beta executable if you're that lucky which I am not :( ).
Right-click on the executable.
Click on the properties button.
Under the compatibility tab, check disable desktop composition. What this does is it shuts off graphics being used on themes and stuff (stuff that doesn't matter when you're in a game).
Run benchmark again and enjoy :).
Edited, Jul 15th 2010 10:32pm by desmar