EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard Review

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Futuremark 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Gaming Benchmark

3DMark 11 Screenshot

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.

3DMark 11 Settings

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.

EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard 3DMark11 Extreme Preset Benchmark Results

EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard 3DMark 11 Extreme Benchmark Results

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.

EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard 3DMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark Results

EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard 3DMark 11 Performance Benchmark Results

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.

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