Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum Reviewccokeman -
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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
Unigine's Heaven benchmark is a stout test for any DX 11 graphics card and the Palit GTS 450 is not an exception to that rule. Even so, the numbers delivered by the GTS 450 from Palit are comparable to ATI's HD 5770 and HD 5750 in the higher resolutions and better than in the lower resolutions - the most likely targets markets for these cards. The GTS 250 is not tested in this benchmark as it does not have DirectX 11 support.