AMD 6800 Series Reviewccokeman , RHKCommander959 -
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Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.1 is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on the Unigine engine. What sets the Heaven Benchmark apart is the addition of hardware tessellation, available in three modes. Moderate, Normal and Extreme. Although tessellation requires a video card with DirectX 11 support and Windows Vista/7, the Heaven Benchmark also supports DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and OpenGL. Visually, it features beautiful floating islands that contain a tiny village and extremely detailed architecture.
- Shaders = High
- Tesselation = Normal
- Measurement = FPS
Higher = Better
This test is fairly hard on each card and offers a significant workload. The HD6870 cards fall behind the the 5870 in three of the four resolutions. This differential shrinks as the resolution increases. The same can be said of the GTX 470/460 in this test, which shows the strength of the tessellation engines.