ASUS MARS II Review: GTX 580 SLI On One PCB

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Futuremark 3DMark11

Futuremark 3DMark11
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


Futuremark 3DMark11

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark11, is specifically bound to Windows Vista and WIndows 7-based systems due to its DirectX 11 requirement, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows. 3DMark11 isn't simply a port of 3DMark Vantage to DirectX 11, though. With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated four new graphics tests, a physics tests, and a new combined test. We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark11's Extreme preset option, which uses a resolution of 1920x1080 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

Nothing could touch the Asus MARS II in the 3DMark11 benchmark. While running in AUSUM mode, the Radeon HD 6990 came within a few hundred points, but ultimately the MARS II was still more than 10% faster than the OC'd Radeon and about 18 - 22% faster than the stock 6990 and GTX 590.


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