ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Review

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Unigine Heaven 4.0

Unigine Heaven v4.0 Benchmark
Pseudo-DirectX 11 Gaming

Unigine Heaven v4.0

Unigine's Heaven Benchmark v4.0 is built around the Unigine game engine. Unigine is a cross-platform, real-time 3D engine, with support for DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL. The Heaven benchmark--when run in DX11 mode--also makes comprehensive use of tessellation technology and advanced SSAO (screen-space ambient occlusion). It also features volumetric cumulonimbus clouds generated by a physically accurate algorithm and a dynamic sky with light scattering.

Like the other cards, ASUS' model doesn't break a sweat at 1920x1080, even with all the settings cranked. Again, the DirectCU II trails the other cards, though it's only be as little as less than 2 frames per second in some cases.

At 2560x1600, framerates take a dip, but are more than playable. This is the typical resolution you'd find on a 30-inch monitor, and slightly higher than what you'd find on higher-end 28-inch class displays.

4K Benchmarking


In the Unigine Heave v4.0 benchmark, all four cards start to get bogged down at 4K with all the eye candy maxed out. That's not to say 4K gaming isn't possible on this card -- you'll see that it is in just a moment -- but depending on the title, you may have to dial down the visual quality settings.

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