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Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X Review


Unigine provides an interesting way to test hardware. It can be easily adapted to various projects due to its elaborated software design and flexible toolset.

A lot of their customers claim that they have never seen such extremely-effective code, which is so easy to understand.

Heaven Benchmark is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on advanced Unigine engine from Unigine Corp. 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.

Efficient and well-architected framework makes Unigine highly scalable:

  • Multiple API (DirectX 9 / DirectX 10 / DirectX 11 / OpenGL) render
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  • Little / big endian support (ready for game consoles)
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  • Comprehensive performance profiling system
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We use the settings shown above at 1920×1080 and 2560×1600.
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The Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X slots in behind the highly overclocked Sapphire HD7970 6GB Toxic Edition, which isn’t a surprise as the R9 280X is basically a HD7970 GHZ Edition. The GTX780 leads this chart by a considerable margin.
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All cards scale as expected, holding positions.

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