Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHz Edition Video Card Review
Unigine Heaven benchmark was first released in October 2009, it is now on the fourth generation of the benchmark. It is a benchmark that tests DirectX 11, the scores provided are 100% based on the GPU’s performance. Like most benchmarks, it has presets that can be customized for a specific test. These presets makes it easy to get a good comparison of the results. In addition to providing the FPS it also monitors the GPU temperature and clock; however that we will not be concerned with at this time.
With Heaven’s presets being able to adjusted, they were set to the Ultra quality, Tesselation to Extreme and Anti-aliasing to x8.
Benchmark Results: A 40% better overall score on the HD7870 is impressive for a new card that could be purchased at the same price point the other was originally.