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Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Review

Date: 2009-11-4

   Final Thoughts and Conclusions From the second we saw the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X graphics card we fell in love with it. The card stands out from the crowd and has a b...

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Unigine 'Heaven' DX11

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Review

The 'Heaven' benchmark that uses the Unigine easily shows off thefull potential of DirectX 11 graphics cards. It reveals the enchantingmagic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudyskies. With the interactive mode emerging experience of exploring theintricate world is within reach. Through its advanced renderer, Unigineis one of the first to set precedence in showcasing the art assets withtessellation, bringing compelling visual finesse, utilizing thetechnology to the full extend and exhibiting the possibilities ofenriching 3D gaming. The distinguishing feature of the benchmark is ahardware tessellation that is a scalable technology aimed for automaticsubdivision of polygons into smaller and finer pieces, so thatdevelopers can gain a more detailed look of their games almost free ofcharge in terms of performance. Thanks to this procedure, theelaboration of the rendered image finally approaches the boundary ofveridical visual perception: the virtual reality transcends conjured byyour hand.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Review

For this benchmark VSync was turned off and we tested with 0x AA and4x AF to check out system performance. We also ran the benchmarkat 1920x1200 and 1280x1024 to see how the benchmark ran at somedifferent common monitor resolutions.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Review
Benchmark Results: The 'Heaven' benchmark was only run on DirectX 11 cards as it is a DirectX 11 benchmark. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X was slightly faster than the reference Radeon HD 5870 as you can see from the chart above. The Vapor-X is only about one FPS faster, but any performance boost is welcomed.
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X Review

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