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 graphics score in 3DMark11 stresses the GPU more than any other component. With an overclocked Core i7 6700K pushing polygons to the GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 performs slightly better than in a system with a slower CPU.
But the Physics test directly depends on the CPU and here you can see it really pushes forward, with one of the best results we’ve seen, leading to a very good overall average.