NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review

Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven


Heaven Benchmark is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on advanced UNIGINEā„¢ engine. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. Interactive mode provides emerging experience of exploring the intricate world of steampunk.

Features

  • Heavy GPU load, extreme hardware stability test.
  • Support of DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0.
  • Comprehensive use of hardware tessellation technology (3 presets).
  • Advanced ambient occlusion.
  • Dynamic global illumination.
  • Volumetric cumulonimbus clouds of high physical fidelity.
  • Simulation of day-night shift and changing light conditions.
  • Dynamic sky with light scattering.
  • Interactive experience with fly/walk-through modes.
  • Support of NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire technologies.
  • Stereo 3D modes:
    • Anaglyph
    • Separate images
    • 3D Vision
    • 3D Surround
    • iZ3D
  • Support of multi-monitor configurations.
  • Based on the latest, most advanced version version of powerful UNIGINE engine.

Description courtesy unigine.com.

 

Unigine-Heaven-Benchmark

*Running in DX10 Mode

 

The 9800GT is essentially brought to its knees by Unigine's Heaven benchmark, and we see something surprising about the the GTX 650 Ti's performance: its minimum framerates were comparable to the GTX 660.  We didn't believe it at first, and run after run had the same result, and averaged out with a minimum of only 1FPS lower than the GTX 660.  In lower framerate situations, the minimum framerate can be more important than the average, as it's the deep spikes that really ruin an experience.  The GTX 560 Ti gave 1.18 times the average framerate, and as we've seen in every other benchmark, the bigger GK106-packing brother, the GTX 660, delivers 1.6 times the framerate.

 

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# three 2012-10-19 12:10
did you miss something? hell yah!
remember how 9800gt is a c2d era card?
now compare gtx 650ti to it on an [email protected] and we have something of a GPU upgrade advise here.
 
 
# Evan 2012-10-19 12:15
Quote:
did you miss something? hell yah!
remember how 9800gt is a c2d era card?
now compare gtx 650ti to it on an [email protected] and we have something of a GPU upgrade advise here.
I see where you are coming from, but most games today are exceedingly GPU-dependent, and you could possibly make the argument that the upgrade would be even more pronounced because the GPU would make up a greater percentage of the overall "horsepower" assuming the C2D doesn't create a blatant bottleneck. Of course if it did, you're point is very pertinent because the upgrade would require a new chipset.

Thanks for the input and perspective!
 
 
# three 2012-10-19 12:21
another thing to keep in mind is that 9800gt is only 512mb and is not a 1080p GPU and therefore should not be tested at higher than 1050p resolutions.
that and use quad or c2d OCed cpu to pit it against gtx 650ti for more accurate comparison results.