Kingston HyperX Beast KHX21C11T3K2/16X 2x8GB Review (Page 7 of 10)

Page 7 - Benchmark: 3DMark 11

About 3DMark 11

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.

From: Developer's Page

Like Futuremark's PCMark benchmarking suite, 3DMark 11 is yet another favorite among enthusiasts and reviewers alike. This iteration of 3DMark is available in three presets; separated into their respective categories of Entry, Performance, and Extreme. Entry is run at a resolution of 1024x600, Performance at 1280x720, and Extreme at 1920x1080. Futuremark's program is more than capable of driving current generation graphics cards to its knees. And it did. It takes advantage of DirectX 11 features such as tessellation, compute shaders, and multi-threading. With the Entry preset, the program is not very dependent on CPU and RAM, and becomes even less so as the resolution increases, as shown in our graphs above. Futuremark spent a lot of time reducing the variance of the benchmark results, and I think our numbers above reflects this reliably. The Kingston HyperX Beast KHX21C11T3K2/16X 2x8GB scored the highest in the Entry and Performance test, but surprisingly came in the lowest in the Extreme test. That said, they are all within decimals of a percent of each other, so it is nothing to get too caught up about.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 7
7. Benchmark: 3DMark 11
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
10. Overclocking and Conclusion