ASUS HD 6950 Reviewtacohunter52 - June 1, 2011
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Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0 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
At stock settings, the ASUS HD6950 performed just one or two frames under the GTX 570. Once we hit the highest resolution, the card was able to outperform it. The overclock placed this card very close to the performance of the HD6970.