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.
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A score of under 7,000 points is impressive. The same graphics card in our long term Core i7 970 system scores around 2,000 points more, totaling 8,868 points. Our Core i3 2105 system with the same HD7970 GHZ graphics card scores 6,730 points.