MSI N550GTX Ti 1GB Reviewairman - March 15, 2011
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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, 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
The MSI N550GTX-Ti pulls ahead of the GTS450 again in this benchmark, full of luscious scenery and very detailed architecture. This was certainly enjoyable to watch, although it did find itself to be a little sluggish towards 2560x1600. Overclocking in this test netted about three to four extra frames per second.