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.
3DMark11 Performance Benchmark Results:
Nearly all gamers use some version of 3DMark for testing, so we ran Futuremark 3DMark11 with the performance preset enabled to see how the new AMD Radeon HD 7000 series does. The XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Edition pulled out an overall score of 3891 3DMarks and a graphics score of 3459. The reference design hit an overall score of 3558 3DMarks and a graphics score of 3149. That is a performance difference of 9.4% which is a hair below the 11.2% difference in the clock frequencies. The AMD Radeon HD 7750 managed an overall score of 2736 3DMarks and a graphics score of 2367. The AMD Radeon HD 5770 was able to out perform the AMD Radeon HD 7750 by 142 3DMarks overall and 157 points on the graphics score.
3DMark11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
We also ran Futuremark 3DMark11 with the extreme present, the XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Edition was able to manage an overall score of 1220 3DMarks and a graphics score of 1090. The AMD Radeon HD 7770 was a little lower in the charts with an overall score of 1112 3DMarks and a graphics score of 992, enough to edge out the ASUS Ultimate GeForce GTX 550Ti by 163 3DMarks overall. The AMD Radeon HD 7750 once again filled in the bottom of the chart with an overall score of 827 3DMarks and a graphics score of 730.