AMD Radeon HD 6970M Review w/ Eurocom

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FutureMark 3DMark 11



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 7-based systems because it uses the advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 11, 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.

The Extreme preset settings for 3DMark11 is punishing for even the most well equipped desktop rigs and the graphics cards in our test definitely felt the strain. We see that the lead that the Radeon 6970M had over the GeForce 470M in Unigine is even more pronounced in 3DMark11. The GeForce 470M falls behind the Radeon 6970M in dual-card configuration by nearly 30% and 26% in single-card configuration.

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