ATI Radeon CrossFireX Review - Heaven Demo (DX10)

Submitted by skipclarke on 20 July, 2010 - 20:49

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CrossFireX Scaling

HD 5870 E6 2GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 82% 84%
EF 73% 70%


EF is DX9 only for below cards

HD 5870 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 82%% 83%
EF 57% 59%


HD 5850 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 89% 103%
EF 67% 57%


HD 5770 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 87% 86%
EF 64% 63%

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.

For the widescreen scores on the right side, I averaged the scores for the DX9, DX10 and DX11. They were also averaged for the Eyefinity scores on the 5870 2GB Eyefinity6 card. The remaining Eyefinity scores are only the DX9 scores. The percentage gains in the DX10 and DX11 scores (i.e., 1fps vs. 3fps - 300% increase) throws off the averages and isn't indicative of playable performance.

Heaven DX10