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 MSI Big Bang XPower II fell to the second spot in Futuremark 3DMark 11. The extreme preset saw an overall score of 1656 3DMarks and a graphics score of 1477. This was second to the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme by only 4 points overall. The Performance preset saw an overall score of 5274 3DMarks and a graphics score of 4742. Once again the MSI Big Bang XPower II was only a few points behind the ASUS R4E, six to be exact. That’s a difference of only .1%.