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 Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard fell just shy of our top performing Gigabyte P67A-UD4 motherboard. When running the performance preset of 3DMark 11 the Sapphire Pure Black X58 system was 80 3DMarks or 1.65% behind and 9 3DMarks or .56% behind the Gigabyte P67A-UD4.