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 GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard was able to edge out the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard in 3DMark 11. The performance setting shows a 50 point difference while the extreme setting shows only 4 points between the two X58 systems.