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 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 motherboard was able to outperform the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 in both the Extreme preset and the Performance preset in Futuremark 3DMark 11. The Extreme Preset in 3DMark 11 gave the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme a 12 point lead with an overall score of 1660 3DMarks. The GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 was able to hit 1648 3DMarks. 12 points is only a difference of .72% between the two systems. The performance preset once again shows the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme coming out on top with a score of 5280 3DMarks, that’s 29 3DMarks ahead of the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 score of 5251. The difference between the two systems is only .55%.