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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This Direct X 11 benchmark shows how close the reference clocked HD7970 is, when compared to the highly overclocked XFX HD7950 Black Edition, only 400 points in front. A score of 7438 is around 900 points more than the reference clocked GTX580.