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: Not a surprising result, overclocked the Intel Core i7 3770k had a physics score that is 23.5% faster than at default speeds. The overall score only increased by 58 points though, this is indicative of being GPU limited with our Radeon HD 6950. The Physics score in 3DMark 11 shows the most difference between our processors and their settings. At 4.7GHz the Intel Core i7 3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ processor continues to reign supreme edging out the 2600K at 4.7GHz by more than 500 points.