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 N560GTX-448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition was just slightly behind the GeForce GTX570 reference design with an overall score of P5806.
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.