Unigine Valley 1.0 Benchmark Tool Walk ThroughGuest_Jim_* - March 20, 2013
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Detailed Results & Conclusion
The tests were run in succession and using the latest GeForce 314.07 drivers.
- Processor: AMD Phenom II 720 BE, 4-core, @3.40GHz (17.0x200)
- Cooling: Corsair H50 with Push-pull Akasa 120mm fans
- Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO 785G
- Memory: Corsair Dominator 2x2 GB and G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4 GB (12 GB total) @ 1600MHZ 9-10-9-28
- GPU: EVGA GTX 570 1280 MB (797/1594/1950)
- Hard Drive: 1 x Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB SATA
- Power Supply: Corsair 750TX
- OS: Windows 7- Home Premium 64-bit
The order of the tests is the same as on the previous page.
Curiously the minimum and maximum FPS values actually a fair amount. The average distances from the average are 4.31% and 2.44% respectively for those values. Fortunately the average FPS, which is what most people exclusively look at, is quite consistent with a deviation of just 0.46%.
As they are basically the same test, here are the Extreme HD graphs too:
With the singular exception of the minimum FPS for the first Extreme test, all of these tests are very consistent, within their preset, with the Extreme HD preset the most consistent.
Though it may not win any award as the most graphically stunning benchmark, the Unigine Valley benchmark is a very solid testing tool with consistent scores across its presets. The grass and tree-filled environment has an almost relaxing quality to it, but your GPU will not be relaxing while this is running. If you want another set of scores to put up against a friend's or stranger's system, this will do a good job of providing them to you.