3DMark 11 Professional
3DMark 11 measures Shader 5.0 (i.e., DirectX 11) performance. Since the integrated graphics engine of the Core i3-2100 CPU is not DirectX 11, the only way to run this game was by installing an add-on video card. We used a GeForce GT 430 video card, which is an entry-level DirectX 11 video card. We ran this program at 1440×900 using the “Performance” profile.
This program provides three different scores: graphics, physics and combined.
A GeForce GT 430 achieved a graphics performance 18% higher than the A8-3850. The Core i3-2100 with a GeForce GT 430 installed achieved a performance 4% higher than the A8-3850 with the same video card installed.
The physics score measures exclusively the physics performance of the system. Here the A8-3850 achieved the same performance level as a GeForce GT 430. The Core i3-2100 with a GeForce GT 430 installed was 6% faster than the A8-3850 with the same video card installed.
The combined score shows a balance between the graphics and the physics performance achieved by each system being tested. Here, a GeForce GT 430 was 32% faster than the integrated video of the A8-3850. A Core i3-2100 with a GeForce GT 430 installed achieved the same performance level as an A8-3850 with the same video card installed.