Intel Desktop Extreme DX58SO2 Motherboard Review

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Futuremark 3DMark 11 Synthetic Benchmark

3DMark 11 Screenshot

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.

3DMark 11 Settings

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.

Intel DX58S02 X58 Motherboard 3DMark 11 Benchamrk Results

Benchmark results: The Intel DX58S02 X58 motherboard fell slightly behind our other Intel X58 motherboards. When running the performance preset in Futuremarks latest DirectX 11 benchmark 3DMark 11, the Intel DX58S02. had a respectable score of 4712 3DMarks. Compared to the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard that’s a difference of 1.4%. Looking at the score from the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin, which is the top performing Intel X58 motherboard, there is a difference of 2.4%. Running the Extreme preset in 3DMark 11 the Intel DX58S02 scored 1576 3DMarks. That’s 1.5% behind the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard and 1.7% behind the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin.

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