GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI

Unigine Heaven v4.0

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.

NVIDIA promises the "freedom to play every title at ultra settings and max resolutions on today's highest-definition displays" with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, and certainly when it comes to Full HD 1080p gaming, there's more than enough muscle in the architecture. All three custom cards here had no trouble peaking well above 100fps, with average framerates coming in around 60fps here.

Frames dipped when we switched to a 2560x1600 resolution -- typical of a non-4K 30-inch panel -- but still what would be considered playable, on average. As far as these three particular cards are concerned, Gigabyte takes the pole position, followed by EVGA in second place and MSI in third.

4K Benchmarking


At 4K, all three cards struggle to maintain what would be playable framerates with all the settings cranked up.

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