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 with the performance preset showed that the XFX Radeon HD 7950 was roughly 500 3DMarks faster than the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950! This gap is much larger than we expected to see.
3DMark11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
After running Futuremark 3DMark11 with the extreme present we see the gap between the XFX and Sapphire cards shrink to ~30 3DMarks and is more around what we expected to see.