ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Reviewccokeman -
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HD 7970 3GB DirectCU II Testing:
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 3.0 is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on the Unigine engine. This was the first DX 11 benchmark to allow testing of DX 11 features. 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, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0. Visually, it features beautiful floating islands that contain a tiny village and extremely detailed architecture.
- 8x AA
- 16x AF
- Shaders = High
- Tesselation = Extreme
- Measurement = FPS
At 1920x1080, the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II delivers FPS performance comparable to the GTX 670 at stock speeds and the GTX 680 when overclocked. At 5760 x 1080 with stock speeds, it is third on the depth chart behind the higher clocked HD 7970s. When overclocked, ASUS's offering is at the top of the comparison field.