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Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Review

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Sapphire R9 280X Toxic 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
  • Ultra
  • Tesselation = Extreme
  • Measurement = FPS

















What you see performance wise in this tessellation heavy benchmark is that the GTX 780 and 770 deliver better FPS results than the R9 280X Toxic at 1920x1080 with the Toxic shrinking the gap at 5760x1080.


FCAT Results:

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 are mirored from one card to the next and are stratified on the chart by how well the cards manage performance.


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