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OverclockersUK ‘Infinity Vesuvius’ R9 295X2 QuadXFire System 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
  • Cross-platform: MS Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7) / Linux
  • Full support of 32bit and 64bit systems
  • Multicore CPU support
  • Little / big endian support (ready for game consoles)
  • Powerful C++ API
  • Comprehensive performance profiling system
  • Flexible XML-based data structures

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We use the settings shown above at 1920×1080 and 2560×1600.
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We mentioned earlier in the review that CPU limiting would be an issue, even at 1600p. This test is a good indication of this. A single R9 295X2 (on a slightly slower system) averages 110 frames per second – the dual cards on the Infinity Vesuvius average 162 frames per second.

The minimum frame rate may seem low but this was due to a little micro stutter on one part of the benchmark – barely noticeable in the real world.

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