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.
3DMark11 Performance Benchmark Results:
Futuremark 3DMark11 showed very nice performance scaling and the results were very similar to what we saw in the six games that we tested. The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC was faster than the ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DirecctCU II TOP video card, but slower than the MSI N560GTX-448. The overall score of the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC with the performance preset was P5513.
3DMark11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
Running all of the video cards with the Extreme preset didn’t really change how the results turned out, but the scores sure did drop. The MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC had an overall score of X1747 in this benchmark.