Futuremark's 3DMark 11 is a the latest benchmark from a long running series which tests the performance of the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, Shader Model 5.0 and multi-threading. It presents the results of its series of sub-tests with an aggregate score. Slotting in below the GTX 680, the Double Black Diamond earned slightly more points than the reference clocked 7970.
Coming out in 2008, Crysis Warhead is the oldest game in our test suite, but it's still very demanding compared to some of the other games we tested. It's also the only game in the suite which uses DirectX 10. Maxing out quality settings at the resolution of 1920x1080, only some of the video cards have a playable framerate. The Double Black Diamond provided very playable performance with Crysis maxed out. It came out on top, beating both the reference GTX 680 and 7970.
When we drop from the enthusiast quality preset one step lower to gamer quality, Crysis Warhead is run well into playable framerate territory with the Double Black Diamond. It's not necessary to drop down from maxed settings in Crysis with a video card like the Double Black Diamond, but for comparative purposes, it still holds first place.