3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark for measuring the 3D graphics performance of gaming PCs. 3DMark 11 uses a native DirectX 11 engine designed to make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
Since Futuremark is releasing 3DMark11 today we decided to run the benchmark at both performance and extreme presets to see how our hardware will run.
Benchmark results: The AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition processor didn’t do as well as hoped in 3DMark 11. During the performance preset testing the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition had an overall score of 3781 3DMarks. The next closest competitor was the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T with an overall score of 4359 3DMarks. The Extreme preset was a similar story; the AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition scored 1298 3DMarks while the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T was closest with an overall score of 1463 3DMarks.