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 P67A-UD4 has successfully come out as king of the hill in Futuremark’s new DirectX 11 benchmark, 3DMark 11. The performance preset shows the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 having a 2.1% higher score than the MSI P67A-GD65 which was the previous best at this preset. At the Extreme preset in 3DMark 11 the difference between our top four boards is barely worth mentioning. I did say barely, though; the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 scored 1609 3DMarks while the next board, the ASUS P8P67, scored 1606 3DMarks. That is a difference of only ~.2%. If we look at the performance of all of our Intel P67 in 3DMark 11 we see that the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 has a 4% lead over the lowest performing board which happens to be the ECS P67H2-A.