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 GA-X79-UD7 fell right between the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and the ECS X79R-AX in both 3DMark 11 presets. In the extreme preset the UD7 was only 12 3DMarks behind the ASUS R4E overall which is a difference of only .7%. It was able to outperform the ECS X79R-AX by 7 points, not a huge difference on either spectrum but every point matters in a synthetic benchmark. When we look at the performance preset numbers the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 was 29 points behind the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and 33 points ahead of the ECS X79R-AX, a difference of .55% (ASUS R4E) and .63% (ECS X79R-AX).