- ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II 28nm Graphics Card Review
- A Closer Look - DirectCU II
- Features - GPU Technologies
- Features - Software and Utilities
- Testing - Temps, Voltages, Acoustics, and Overclocking
- Benchmarks - Batman: Arkham City
- Benchmarks - Dirt 3
- Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator
- Benchmarks - Battlefield 3
- Benchmarks - 3DMark 11
- Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven
- Benchmarks - WQHD Performance
- Final Thoughts
- All Pages
Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven 3.0
>Heaven Benchmark is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on advanced UNIGINE™ 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.
- 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:
- Separate images
- 3D Vision
- 3D Surround
- Support of multi-monitor configurations.
- Based on the latest, most advanced version version of powerful UNIGINE engine.
Description courtesy unigine.com .
Unigine Heaven is a demanding benchmark, and we saw very good overall performance out of the 7970, giving very smooth and playable framerates of the dynamic, texture-laden environment in the Heaven benchmark. The 7970 DCUII is approximately 43% better at stock settings than a GTX 660 here, which is pretty consistent with what we've seen across the board.