Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC Edition Video Card ReviewTue, Jul 05, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Unigine Heaven 2.5
The ‘Heaven’ benchmark that uses the Unigine easily shows off the full potential of DirectX 11 graphics cards. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. With the interactive mode emerging, experience of exploring the intricate world is within reach. Through its advanced renderer, Unigine is one of the first to set precedence in showcasing the art assets with tessellation, bringing compelling visual finesse, utilizing the technology to the full extent and exhibiting the possibilities of enriching 3D gaming. The distinguishing feature of the benchmark is a hardware tessellation that is a scalable technology aimed for automatic subdivision of polygons into smaller and finer pieces so that developers can gain a more detailed look of their games almost free of charge in terms of performance. Thanks to this procedure, the elaboration of the rendered image finally approaches the boundary of veridical visual perception: the virtual reality transcends conjured by your hand.
We ran the Heaven v2.5 benchmark that just recently out with VSync turned disabled, but with 8x AA and 16x AF enabled to check out system performance. We ran the benchmark at 1920×1080 and 1280×1024 to see how the benchmark ran at some different monitor resolutions. It should be noted that we ran the new extreme tessellation mode on this benchmark. These are the toughest settings that you can run on this benchmark, so it should really put the hurt on any graphics card.
Benchmark Results: Although it didn’t do quite as well as its GTX 560 counterpart, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC stayed well within a single frame per second at 1920×1080 but dropped down a bit to a difference of around 4 FPS at 1280×1024. And with none of the cards I have tested so far getting over 30 FPS on the Heaven benchmark I can say good job to the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC as well.