3DMark 11 is designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. The benchmark includes six all new benchmark tests that make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
After running the tests 3DMark gives your system a score with larger numbers indicating better performance. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to test DirectX 11 under game-like loads. We used performance settings for this benchmark.
If you want to learn more about this benchmark, or to buy it yourself, head over to this page.
A score of over 5,400 points for a system based around a single graphics card is good, but we want to compare against the other systems at the ‘extreme (X)’ setting.
Performance is very close at the ‘extreme’ setting, with the Core i7 2600k leading the way by a small margin. Surprisingly the Phenom II X6 1100T managed to consistently outperform the FX 8150 system, even if it was by a negligible differential.