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: There is very little difference between the ASUS Republic of Gamers Intel Z68 motherboards in Futuremark 3DMark11. The Maximus IV Extreme-Z was able to edge out the Maximus IV Gene-Z by 6 points (.43%) during the Extreme Preset run. The Maximus IV Gene-Z edged out the Maximus IV Extreme-Z by 4 points (.08%) during the 3DMark 11 Performance preset.