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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3DMark 11 is the newest, and greatest benchmark from Futuremark which uses all of the modern rendering techniques to ascertain performance levels, as such modern hardware scores much less than 3DMark Vantage with the powerhouse GTX580 scoring 6144 points in our overclocked Core i7 system. This is the fastest single chip graphics solution today.
The HD6970 and HD6950 in CrossfireX score significantly higher, at 9380 and 8580 points respectively. We didn't include 3 way CFx testing with our HD6970 configuration as we experienced no gains – future drivers should rectify this.