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.
We ran our tests in Performance mode just to give you an idea of how the card would run with a fairly heavy load on it.
3DMark 11 Performance Benchmark Results:
Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 is a tough benchmark; not only is it hard on you your GPU, but it can put a hurting on your CPU as well. The Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic had no problem putting up a score over 3000; as a matter of fact, the GPU score almost broke the 3500 barrier all by itself.