UNIGINE Valley Benchmark is a new GPU stress-testing tool from the developers of the very popular and highly acclaimed Heaven Benchmark. The forest-covered valley surrounded by vast mountains amazes with its scale from a bird’s-eye view and is extremely detailed down to every leaf and flower petal.
This non-synthetic benchmark powered by the state-of-the art UNIGINE Engine showcases a comprehensive set of cutting-edge graphics technologies with a dynamic environment and fully interactive modes available to the end user.
We test Unigine Valley using the Extreme HD Preset, changing the resolution setting only for 1440p.
Unigine Valley is more tessellation-intensive than 3DMark and so the GTX 1060 opens up a bigger gap over AMD’s RX 480, typically Nvidia GPUs are stronger in tessellation.
The gap over the equivalent last-gen product, the GTX 960, is quite simply breath-taking – almost a twofold increase.