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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While the HD5870 scores higher than the HD6950 in the DX10 based 3DMark Vantage, we can see the tables reversed with the DX11 3dMark 11. A score of just under 5,000 points is very good, slotting in behind the more expensive HD6970.