AMD Fusion A8-3850 Platform Review - Heaven Demo v2 (DX9, DX10 & DX11)

Submitted by skipclarke on 24 November, 2011 - 03:47

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Heaven Demo v2

The Unigine Heaven Demo is unique in that it is the only demo which allows for the following components in one package.

  • Synthetic Demo (i.e., a demo designed to "test" a system)
  • Comparable tests of DX9, DX10 and DX11
  • Is Hor+ (rather than limited to a few predefined aspect ratios)

The ability to compare DX9, DX10 and DX11 in the same environment allows for the unique ability to see how the different cards perform across these different comparable environments. Tessellation was set at Normal Mode.

The updated 2nd version of the Heaven demo offers more segments and more options. As we've seen in the past, the Mainstream cards aren't designed to handle the Heaven demo at full-bore. All in all, the 6550D on the A8 APU falls in line where you would expect.