MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard Preview – Intel Z77 w/ Sandy Bridge
3DMark 11 DirectX 11 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.
MSI Z77A-GD65 ‘Ivy Bridge’ Motherboard 3DMark11 Extreme Preset Benchmark Results
MSI Z77A-GD65 ‘Ivy Bridge’ Motherboard 3DMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark Results
Benchmark results: The MSI Z77A-GD65 was slightly faster in both of the 3DMark 11 presets than the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. At the Extreme preset the MSI Z77A-GD65 had an overall score of 1660 and a graphics score of 1489. The overall score is 3 points faster than the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. The MSI Z77A-GD65 were also faster than the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. The MSI Z77A-GD65 broke past the 5300 mark with an overall score of 5320 while the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro hit 5299.