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 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.