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3DMark 11 Performance

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.

Although there is a little more data to digest here, 3DMark 11 tells essentially the same story as Unigine Heaven from the previous page. The overclocked GeForce GTX 680 cards take the tops spots, in order of highest-to-lowest boost clocks. And the factory overclocked GeForce GTX 670 cards sandwich the reference GeForce GTX 680. In this benchmark, however, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is able to pull ahead of the stock GeForce GTX 670, although it still trails the GTX 680 by a considerable margin.

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