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New Heaven DX 11 Benchmark Available Today

by Baron W.March 8, 2012

Unigine released an improved version (3.0) of its renown Heaven DX11 Benchmark based on its proprietary UNIGINE™ engine. Great looking as ever and containing many technical improvements, it now runs on Mac and supports for variety of new hardware, including extended support for multi-monitor configurations.

A few years ago the graphical benchmarking tool used to test the performance of new video cards (GPU) was Crysis. But as technology progressed and video cards became more powerful using Crysis as a benchmarking tool became asinine.  Not to mention the fact that it wouldn’t be stress testing the new features that would’ve been created in new video cards. Things like DirectX 11 (DX 11) for example. Since that time, new and more powerful graphical testing utilities became available. Things like the Heaven Benchmark for example.  The Heaven Benchmark is a video cards worst nightmare, and is known to make cards overheat and just plain tap out.

 

What’s New?

  • Added Mac OS X version compatible with 10.7+ (no tessellation).
  • Added support for Intel HD 3000 GPU (no tessellation).
  • Improved support for multi-monitor configurations.
  • Added support for NVIDIA 3D Surround (multi-monitor stereo 3D).
  • Enhanced NVIDIA 3D Vision support.
  • New cross-platform launcher without .NET dependencies.
  • Fixed Phoronix Test Suite compatibility issue.
  • Fixed minor visual artifacts.
  • Improved compatibility with Mesa drivers.
  • Improved detection of new GPUs.

Unigine Heaven 2.0 Benchmark (DirectX 11 with hardware tessellation)

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Heaven” is a picturesque benchmark in a steampunk setting. Its key features are:

  • 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.
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Baron W.
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    LOL! this is why I stick my my N64.

  • Benjamin.Mira

    Really?

  • Murderur

    Thanks for this!

  • D360

    Interesting point of view.

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    What are some video cards that can perform for vista and operate dreamscence smoothly? an apg video clip card and not as well expensive. also is ati radeon x800 a good video clip card?

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  • Lizzie Galatioto

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  • Dana G

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  • Melanie

    I am planning to study in South Africa and required to do the National Benchmark Test. I couldn’t find the samples for the test and therefore looked at the National Senior Certificate Test to get familiar with the South African System. I found that that the test were not very different with the test i did for the final examination in my country which i find somewhat complex. So should i be worried about the NBTs ?I know there is no fail but honestly,one always wants to make the best impression.

  • Moore, Ron

    So I’m looking to build a new computer. I’m a heavy gamer and I want someone to give me a list of the latest games that require a good system so I can kind of set a benchmark for the specifications I need to look for.

  • Jamal

    Given that you are rolling your services out in a foreign country, why is it important to consider benchmarking and best practices to determine the most cost effective and efficient means to operate in a country? What if the regional traditional partners are required or encouraged by local governments but do not satisfy your quality standards?

  • Thomas A

    I have been looking around a bit for a free benchmark but i cant find any for XP. I downloaded mark06 vantage or something like that but it was for vista only. Can someone send me a link to a good benchmark for xp home edition 32bit.

    Thnx.