Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Hex-Core Processor Performance ReviewMon, May 09, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Futuremark 3DMark 11 Synthetic Benchmark
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.
Futuremark 3DMark 11 Performance Preset
Futuremark 3DMark 11 Extreme Preset
Benchmark results: The Intel Core i7 990X Extreme dropped to the back of the pack of our Intel processors in Futuremark 3DMark 11. At the performance preset the 990X pulled out a score of 4901 which was only 57 points behind the Intel Core i7 950. Running the Extreme preset the 990X and the 950 both scored 1599.