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MSI R9 270X Testing:
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 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
- Tesselation = Extreme
- Measurement = FPS
Performance in this test shows that the R9 270X is faster than its contemporaries, the GTX 660 and HD 7870 GHz edition.
Looking through the percentile and frame time charts, we see nothing out of the ordinary with each card delivering a consistent performance. The frame time results for the R9 270X and HD 7870 mirror each other throughout the run without anything out of place.