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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.
Straight away we see some fantastic performance out of the HD 7870 which puts it ahead of so many other cards including the GTX 580 when it comes to the Performance Preset. Moving to the higher resolution Xtreme preset we see it fall a bit further back and fall behind the GTX 580, but overall this is an extremely strong showing out the gate.