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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The P8Z77-V Deluxe's scores were 2.8% higher in 3DMark11 and about 4.6% higher in 3DMark Vantage than the G1.Sniper M3. In real-world testing, the results were much more comparable as the P8Z77-V Deluxe averaged about two more frames per second in Dirt 3 and averaged one FPS higher in Crysis 2. While the synthetic gaming benchmarks may suggest a larger performance gap between these two boards, I put more stock in real-world testing. The real-world testing scores were closer and shows that the P8Z77-V Deluxe has a minimal performance advantage over the G1.Sniper M3.