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 Z68-UD7-B3 pulled out a solid score of 4903 3DMarks in the performance preset of 3DMark 11 which is only 100 points (2%) down from the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. Firing up the Extreme Preset of 3DMark 11 the GIGABYTE Z68-UD7-B3 managed to score 1601 3DMarks which is only .5% behind the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard.