Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Review (Page 4 of 13)

Page 4 - Benchmark: 3DMark

The latest version of 3DMark is the first cross-platform graphics benchmarking tool developed by Futuremark Corporation. Initially announced on November 14, 2011, and released to the public on February 4, 2013, this is a DirectX 11 benchmark with hardware level 9 and 10 support. There are three independent test sets within the program. Ice Storm is a DirectX 11 hardware level 9 benchmark with OpenCL ES 2.0 more geared towards mobile devices and entry level PCs. Cloud Gate is a DirectX 11 hardware level 10 benchmark for mainstream computers. Fire Strike is the most demanding of them all; used for testing high end gaming machines. The "Extreme" version is a more demanding variant of their respective tests.

As you can see in our graphs above, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB did not really pull ahead of the reference Radeon HD 7870 graphics card until Fire Strike Extreme is run. This is probably due to the fact that less demanding benchmarks such as Ice Storm Extreme is more dependent on the CPU and RAM than the video card itself. As we move up the ladder, the GTX 760 came out to be about 5% ahead in Cloud Gate, and almost 20% ahead of the stock 7870 in Fire Strike Extreme.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Specifications, Bundle
2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Architecture
3. A Closer Look, Test System
4. Benchmark: 3DMark
5. Benchmark: Battlefield 3
6. Benchmark: BioShock Infinite
7. Benchmark: Crysis 3
8. Benchmark: DiRT 3
9. Benchmark: Medal of Honor: Warfighter
10. Benchmark: Metro: Last Light
11. Benchmark: Unigine: Heaven 4.0
12. Power Usage, Temperature, Noise
13. Overclocking and Conclusion