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 Extreme Preset in FutureMark 3DMark 11 shows the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2 having a slight lead in both the overall score as well as the graphics score. The overall score in the extreme preset for the G1 Sniper 2 came out at 1620 3DMarks while the ASUS ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z scored 1618 3DMarks. The Performance Preset showed minimal differences as well. The G1 Sniper 2 pulled out a score of 5062 3DMarks while the second spot was secured by the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z with a score of 5053. A difference of only 9 3DMarks or less than .2%.