3DMark 11 Professional
3DMark 11 measures Shader 5.0 (i.e., DirectX 11) performance. Since the integrated graphics engine of the Intel CPUs included in this review is not DirectX 11, they can’t run this program. We ran this program at 1440×900 using the “Performance” profile.
This program provides three different scores: graphics, physics and combined.
With a Radeon HD 6570 installed, the video performance of the A8-3870K increased 51%, and this CPU was 13% faster than the Core i3-2105 and 18% faster than the Core i3-2100.
The physics score measures exclusively the physics performance of the system. Here all CPUs achieved the same performance level.
The combined score shows a balance between the graphics and the physics performance achieved by each system being tested. With a Radeon HD 6570 installed, the video performance of the A8-3870K actually decreased a little, and the Core i3-2105 achieved a score 56% higher than the A8-3870K, with the Core i3-2100 achieving a score 31% higher than this CPU.