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X79 / Z68 / 990FX CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Performance Analysis - 3DMark 11

We throw our three Sapphire HD 6970s into the new X79 platform and see how performance goes.

| Editorials in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 23, 2011 5:18 am

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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We can see in both 3DMark 11 presets the boost in performance as we move through the different setups. Under the Performance preset you can really see a nice boost in performance over the 2600k setup that is actually running 200MHz higher.

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