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 has recently released 3DMark11 we decided to run the benchmark at both performance and extreme presets to see how our hardware will run.
3DMark 11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
3DMark 11 Performance Benchmark Results:
Much like many of our benchmarks today, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 fell short of the performance of a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6970’s in CrossfireX in FutureMark 3DMark 11. Running the Extreme Preset the AMD Radeon HD 6990 was ~5.3% behind the AMD Radeon HD 6970’s for the overall score as well as the GPU score. The performance preset shows a much closer margin for the overall score, only 77 3DMarks or .8%. The GPU score tells us a different tale though. The Radeon HD 6970’s gave us a GPU score of 9737, while the AMD Radeon HD 6990 gives us a GPU score of 9317. That’s a difference of 420 3DMarks or 4.3%