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 both Extreme and Performance mode just to give you an idea of how the card would run in both environments.
3DMark 11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
3DMark 11 Performance Benchmark Results:
Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 is known for chewing up PC systems and spitting them out. This is an extremely tough benchmark to get through. Now while the 5770 crossfire setup did a bit better the XFX Radeon HD 6850 still hung in there and put up some respectable numbers. Because we didn’t want to take it easy on any of the cards used in this review we ran both the performance and extreme presets just to show how much punishment the 6850 can take.