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Futuremark 3DMark11

Futuremark 3DMark11
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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.

We almost want to end this article right here--the overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti from MSI scored an "elite" 1337 in the 3DMark11 GPU test.  It doesn't get any better than that in terms of smirk-inducing geekiness. In terms of performance though, the reference 560 Ti performs about on par with a Radeon HD 6870 here, with the overclocked variant obviously coming in somewhat faster, but not fast enough to catch the 1GB Radeon HD 6950.

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