3DMark11 measures your PC’s gaming performance and makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders, and multi-threading.
A reliable and popular benchmark, 3DMark Vantage can provide a good insight into the overall gaming performance of a system.
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These boards are pretty evenly matched in our synthetic and real-world gaming benchmarks. The Sabertooth X79 seems to be optimized for every-day PC tasks as well as PC gaming if we factor in the SiSoft Sandra 2012, 3DMark11, and 3DMark Vantage scores together. The X79 platform itself seems very refined too, which I believe contributes to all of our X79 boards posting similar numbers in these benchmarks.