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 has recently released 3DMark11 we decided to run the benchmark at both performance and extreme presets to see how our hardware will run.
3DMark 11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
3DMark 11 Performance Benchmark Results:
We found the Extreme test in 3DMark 11 really slowed down the GeForce GTX 550 series, but the card did well on the Performance test. When you look at the performance test results the MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GD5/OC graphics card scored 5% higher than the NVIDIA reference design.