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PowerColor Devil HD 7870 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
When you compare the Devil HD 7870 with the closest cards, the HD 7870 Myst and GTX 660Ti, they all deliver FPS performance in a very small envelope in both resolutions. Minimizing settings will bring up the average FPS scores.
Frame times are relatively tight for all the comparison cards, save the GTX 760 that wanders up high for much of the first part of the test. Each card has the same drops during the benchmark during transitions. At 5760x1080 there is a second drop just past the 80% mark.