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.
Benchmark Results: With the Intel “Sandy Bridge” system sitting idly by as we fire up FutureMark 3DMark 11, our AMD APU systems start to show what they are made of. Looking at the entry level preset first, there is only a few points separating the various boards. Today’s GIGABYTE A75-UD4H managed to fall into the second spot with an average score of 1806 3DMarks.
Benchmark Results: Once we dropped in the XFX Radeon HD 6950 we started to see a bit more difference in the overall scores. The GIGABYTE A75-UD4H was able to score 4369 3DMarks in the performance preset, and 1555 3DMarks in the Extreme preset. Both of the scores dropped the GIGABYTE A75-UD4H right into the middle of the pack of AMD Socket FM1 motherboards.