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 ASRock X79 Extreme9 and the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 traded spots between the two presets in Futuremark 3DMark 11. At the Extreme Preset the ASRock X79 Extreme9 took the second spot in the charts with an overall score of 1651 3DMarks and a graphics score 1472 3DMarks. The GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 fell three points shy with a score of 1648 3DMarks overall and a graphics score of 1469 points. Switching over to the performance preset the ASRock X79 Extreme9 was 3 points down in the overall score compared to the GIGABYTE X79-UD7. The ASRock X79 Extreme9 took home a score of 5248 3DMarks overall and a graphics score of 4737 while the GIGABYTE X79-UD7 managed an overall score of 5251 3DMarks and a graphics score of 4728.