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: Under the Extreme Preset of Futuremark 3DMark 11, the EVGA Z68 FTW was able to score 1623 points overall, and 1457 points on the graphics score. This is a little bit lower that we expected, but there is only 40 points separating the top performing system and the bottom score, so the margins are rather tight. Once we fired up the performance preset, the EVGA Z68 FTW was able to work it’s way back towards the top of the charts scoring 5130 points overall, and a graphics score of 4769. It was behind in points only to the ASUS P9X79 Pro and Intel Core i7 3960X which was able to hit an overall score of 5220 3DMarks.