The latest version of synthetic benchmark in 3DMark line-up is actively using D3D11 API as well as physics test via Direct Compute technology, which is, by the way, a part of DirectX 11.
Performance (P) profile settings are used to evaluate the efficient of majority of Desktop computers with basic screen resolution of 1280×720 (720p). Tessellation detail is 5, Max Tessellation factor is 10.
Extreme profile sets the screen resolution to 1920×1080 (1080p). Graphics settings change too: test are run with x16 Anisotropic Filtering and x4 Anti Aliasing settings, Max Tessellation factor is 15 now.
It is hard to speak about a significant performances boost with new Catalyst drivers version 11.4 EP. The Extreme profile revealed no difference at all.