Wow I don't know what they did to their benchmark, but my scores shot up big time.
Old benchmark w/overclocked processor: 6300
Old benchmark without overclocked processor: 5400
New benchmark without overclocked processor: 8100
Same settings as last time. Graphics don't look like they're downgraded (really no point to do so with a PS3/4 release). My only guess is the the old benchmark really did over rely on processor clock speed even though the difference between a 3.4 and 4.3 in a sandy bridge probably is probably fairly minor since the bottleneck wouldn't be the processor. So now they changed it to be more true to real in-game settings and the extra score is just the same boost that everyone else saw as well.
Well, either way I'm satisfied. The drop to 5400 was bothering me because I thought I was previously good to go to enjoy this beautiful game to the fullest when previous scores were higher. God's in his heaven, all's right with the world.