There are six tests in 3DMark 11. The four graphics tests use advanced rendering techniques to compile the scene including tessellation, volumetric lighting, depth of field and post processing effects. The physics test uses rigid body simulation to stress the CPU while the combined test features CPU and GPU workloads. The CPU handles rigid-body physics while the GPU is tasked with volumetric lighting, tessellation, post processing as well as simulating soft-body physics using DirectCompute.
Performance Settings - Benchmarks Only
Many reviewers ditch the old benchmarks despite being relevant for performance testing. I find it to still be extremely good for stability testing and is still quite good. The 1050 Ti has caught up slightly to the 1060 likely due to an un-optimized driver?