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.
The Sapphire RX 480 Nitro + OC 4GB drops down a little in the graphs due to the reduced core and memory speeds. The 8GB version outperforms the Asus RX 480 Strix Gaming OC, and actually manages to claim a bit of a lead over the Sapphire R9 390X Tri-X 8GB from the last generation.