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. The “Performance level” was also run at 2560×1600 with no other settings changes to ensure consistency throughout testing.
3DMark 11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
3DMark 11 Performance Benchmark Results:
3DMark 11 Custom Performance Benchmark Results:
Benchmark Results: The gains during this benchmark were exactly where expected, comparing very similar to tests run on retail 6970’s.