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: There is very little difference between the two boards in Futuremark 3DMark11. The Extreme preset shows only 2 points difference in the overall scores with the MSI 990FXA-GD80 taking the top spot with 1584 3DMarks. The Performance preset shows a 12 point difference with the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 in the lead. Though the MSI 990FXA-GD80 had a higher graphics score.