Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X GHZ Edition Reviewccokeman - August 23, 2012
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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 1920x1080 the HD 7970 Vapor-X delivers comparable performance to the Black Edition card. It falls short of the GTX 680 at 1920x1080 yet out performs the GTX 680 at 5760x1080.