3DMark 11 Professional
3DMark 11 Professional measures Shader 5.0 (i.e., DirectX 11) performance. We ran this program at 1920×1200 using the “Performance” profile. This program provides three different scores: graphics, physics and combined.
All CPUs achieved comparable graphics scores. This was expected, since this number measures exclusively the video card performance, not taking the CPU into account.
The physics score measures exclusively the physics performance of the system, in our case the CPU performance, as the video card was always the same. Here the Core i7-2600K (3.4 GHz) was 20% faster than the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3 GHz) and 53% faster than the Core i7-875K (2.93 GHz).
The combined score shows a balance between the graphics and the physics performance achieved by each system being tested. Here the three CPUs achieved the same performance level.