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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Review
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    Unigine Heaven Benchmark

    Unigine is a synthetic benchmark much like 3DMark Vantage, but supports the newest of DirectX 11 technologies. The benchmark comes with lots of heavy tessellation and soft shadows to work the more flexible shaders found on DirectX 11 graphic cards. This makes this benchmark ideal for seeing exactly what a best case scenario might look like for a DirectX 11 capable GPU.
    The testing was done with the following settings.

    API: DirectX 11
    Shaders: high
    Tessellation: enabled
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Anti-Aliasing: off
    Full Screen: Yes
    Resolution: 1920x1200
    We needed a synthetic DirectX 11 benchmark and Unigine has given us Heaven. This benchmark is a sight to see with tessellation turned on, and the GeForce GTX 480 does not disappoint. Not only does it score higher overall points, but also 8 FPS faster as well. Watching the overall image quality between the 480 and 5870 you will not be able to tell the difference, other than the GTX 480 is just being faster.