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Futuremark 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Gaming Benchmark
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.
Intel Z77 Sub-$100 Motherboard Round Up 3DMark11 Extreme Preset Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: We only saw 14 points difference in the extreme preset of 3DMark 11. The ASRock Z77 Pro3 was able to edge out the other two Intel Z77 motherboards by this small margin. The GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H was able to fill in the second spot with an overall score of 2340 3DMarks, 12 behind the 2352 3DMarks of the ASRock Z77 Pro3. The BIOSTAR TZ77B was only 2 points behind the GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H with an overall score of 2338.
Intel Z77 Sub-$100 Motherboard Round Up 3DMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark Results
Benchmark results: Once again the ASRock Z77 Pro3 was able to outperform our other Intel Z77 Budget boards. The ASRock Z77 Pro3 was able to pull out an overall score of 7156 3DMarks while the BIOSTAR TZ77B jumped into the second spot with an overall score of 7061 3DMarks. The GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H fell to the last spot with an overall score of 7035, a total of 121 3DMarks or 1.7% behind the ASRock Z77 Pro3.