ECS Z77H2-AX ‘Golden Board’ Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
Futuremark 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 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 Z77H2-AX Black Extreme Intel Z77 Motherboard 3DMark11 Extreme Preset Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: The ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme performance in the 3DMark 11 Extreme preset wasn’t the fastest we have seen, though it still held a respectable overall score of 1626 3DMarks. The ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme was 25 points behind the top performing ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe which holds a score of 1651 3DMarks, and only 3 points ahead of the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H which fills in the bottom spot of the chart with a score of 1623 3DMarks.
ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme Intel Z77 Motherboard 3DMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark Results
Benchmark results: Looking at the results from the performance preset in FutureMark 3DMark 11, the ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme dropped into the bottom spot of our charts. The Z77H2-AX pulled an overall score of 5152 3DMarks while the next board was 29 points faster. Comparing the ECS Z77H2-AX to the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe which holds the top spot with 5330 3DMarks, the Z77H2-AX was 178 3DMarks behind, or a little more than 3%.