PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 Myst Edition Reviewccokeman - January 3, 2013
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PowerColor HD 7870 Myst Edition Testing:
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 3.0 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
- 16x AF
- Shaders = High
- Tesselation = Extreme
- Measurement = FPS
At stock speeds the top three cards are within a 3FPS range. Overclocking changes the order of the cards and increases the differential performance with the HD 7870 and HD 7950 delivering the highest performance.