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AMD FX-8150 vs. Intel i7-2600k CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Head-to-Head - 3DMark 11

We throw three HD 6970s into both our Z68 and 990FX setups and see what happens with our overclocked CPUs.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 1:45 pm
Manufacturer: AMD

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

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3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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Under the Performance Preset we can see a huge difference between the two setups. The i7 2600k comes out well ahead. It's no doubt due to a combination of the higher clock speeds and the CPU just being more efficient at each MHz here. You can see that the Extreme preset closes the gap by a huge margin and there's little difference. The 2600k still manages to sneak out ahead, though.

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