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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.

Futuremark's 3DMark11 tells a very similar story to Unigine Heaven on the previous page. Here, the GeForce GTX 660 cards perform a few percentage points behind the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but are nipping right at the stock Radeon HD 7950's heals. All of the GeForce GTX 660 cards came out in front of the Radeon HD 7870, however.

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