MSI N460GTX Hawk Reviewccokeman - October 28, 2010
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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
In this test, the 460 Hawk from MSI delivers an equal or higher level of performance than the new HD 6800 series cards from AMD - both in stock and overclocked trim. The GTS 250 is not tested in this benchmark as it does not have DirectX 11 support.