ECS X79R-AX Black Series Motherboard Review
Futuremark 3DMark11 Synthetic Gaming Benchmark
3DMark 11 is the latest version of the worlds 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.
ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 Motherboard 3DMark11 Extreme Preset Benchmark Results
ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 Motherboard 3DMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark Results
Benchmark results: The ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme fell just short of the performance that we have previously seen. During the Extreme preset of Futuremark 3DMark 11 the ECS X79R-AX has a score of 1641 3DMarks overall and was 7 points behind the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 and 19 points behind the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme. The performance preset gave us an overall score of 5218 3DMarks with the ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme and was 33 points behind the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 and 62 points behind the ASUS R4E. The 62 point difference is only 1.2% of the total score.