3DMARK11: New Gamer’s Benchmark for DirectX 11 is There (+ Big Pictures)



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2 – 3DMARK11 Presets

There are 3 presets to cover low, mid and high-end PC:

  • Entry preset (E): puts a low level of load on the graphics hardware. The benchmark runs at 1024×600. Scores are prefixed with E like E8463
  • Performance preset (P): puts a moderate load on the graphics hardware. The benchmark runs at 1280×720. Scores are prefixed with P like P3251
  • Extreme preset (X): puts a very heavy load on the graphics hardware. The benchmark runs at 1920×1080. Scores are prefixed with X like P1254. The Extreme preset extends the lifetime of the benchmark by representing the loads that will be used in high end games in years to come.

And I can confirm on thing: the Extreme preset is very hard with our graphics cards: even a high end card like the EVGA GTX 580 SC has a very tough life with 3DMARK11 in Extreme mode!

The three presets have different values for the max tessellation factor:

  • Entry preset: max tessellation factor of 6
  • Performance preset: max tessellation factor of 10
  • Extreme preset: max tessellation factor of 15

Masters of tess will be a bit disappointed but 3DMARK tries to be representative of real games no so big tessellation factors. Keep in mind that the tessellation factor
can vary from 1 to 64 (Direct3D 11 and OpenGL 4).

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