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 isn’t a lot of performance difference between the Intel Z77 motherboards that we have tested, in fact only 1.7% separate the top performing board, and the bottom of the charts. The EVGA Z77 FTW was able to pull out an overall score of 1624 3DMarks, which is only 1 point from the bottom of the charts.
Benchmark results: Looking at the performance preset of 3DMark 11, the EVGA Z77 FTW rounded out the bottom of the charts with an overall score of 5148 3DMarks. That’s only 3 points behind the next board, but 182 3DMarks or 3.5% behind the leading ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe.