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: 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.