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 overall scores in the performance preset in 3DMark 11 easily reflect the varying processor capabilities. The Intel Pentium G620 and G850 were the lowest performing overall while the Intel Core i7 2600K and the Core i5 2500K took the top spots. The graphics scores didn’t vary much across the different processors though. The Intel Pentium G620 had a graphics score of 6443 and the Intel Core i7 2600K was only ~2% higher with a score of 6590. The extreme preset shows how well 3DMark 11 scales as well, the chart flows in the order of the processor capabilities with the Pentium G620 on the bottom and the Core i7 2600K at the top.