Thursday, March 8th 2012

Heaven DX11 Benchmark is Back with Version 3.0

UNIGINE Corp. released today an improved version (3.0) of its renown Heaven DX11 Benchmark based on its proprietary UNIGINE engine. Great looking as ever and containing many technical improvements, it now runs on Mac and supports for variety of new hardware, including extended support for multi-monitor configurations.

"It's very inspiring that more and more hardware testing professionals as well as tech enthusiasts find Heaven Benchmark useful. Our technology platform is constantly growing and we can bring Heaven Benchmark to new platforms and new hardware", said Denis Shergin, CEO of UNIGINE Corp.

What's New?

- Added Mac OS X version compatible with 10.7+ (no tessellation).
- Added support for Intel HD 3000 GPU (no tessellation).
- Improved support for multi-monitor configurations.
- Added support for NVIDIA 3D Surround (multi-monitor stereo 3D).
- Enhanced NVIDIA 3D Vision support.
- New cross-platform launcher without .NET dependencies.
- Fixed Phoronix Test Suite compatibility issue.
- Fixed minor visual artifacts.
- Improved compatibility with Mesa drivers.
- Improved detection of new GPUs.

Professional Edition

The updated Professional Edition of the benchmark combines all new features of version 3.0 with flexible automation and logging facility to provide the best GPU and/or stress testing experience.

Heaven Pro version features include:

- Command line automation.
- Reports in CSV format.
- Stress testing mode (benchmark looping).
- Technical support.
- Licensed for commercial use.

Heaven DX11 Benchmark Pro is available for purchase in the UNIGINE online store.

About Heaven DX11 Benchmark


"Heaven" is a picturesque benchmark in a steampunk setting. Its key features are:

- Heavy GPU load, extreme hardware stability test.
- Support of DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0.
- Comprehensive use of hardware tessellation technology (3 presets).
- Advanced ambient occlusion.
- Dynamic global illumination.
- Volumetric cumulonimbus clouds of high physical fidelity.
- Simulation of day-night shift and changing light conditions.
- Dynamic sky with light scattering.
- Interactive experience with fly/walk-through modes.
- Support of NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire technologies.
- Stereo 3D modes:
Anaglyph
Separate images
3D Vision
3D Surround
iZ3D
- Support of multi-monitor configurations.
- Based on the latest, most advanced version version of powerful UNIGINE engine.

The basic version of Heaven DX11 Benchmark is available free of charge for download from the official website.
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18 Comments on Heaven DX11 Benchmark is Back with Version 3.0

#1
claylomax
I haven't used it for ages; it was funny looking and kept crashing. I hope they've fixed it.
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#2
Arctucas
As the download is being mirrored by TPU, why not put that link up also?
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Getting it now! I love this BM!

TPU, How come the US Servers are so slow?
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#5
jmcslob
It just occurred to me that I have never tested my 6950 with this.....I'll try it now
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#6
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
This is a much better improvement over the old one.
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#7
deleted
A pity we will never see a real game based on this engine. It's easily the best looking 3D game engine in existence at the moment, and that includes Frostbite 2 and CryEngine 3.
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#8
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Hmm maybe I'll give this a whirl on my iMac at work--freakin' thing has a 6970M 2GB. Can't really game at work (like some people...Brandon) but I'm still tempted to install Windows on it.
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#9
revin
deleted said:
A pity we will never see a real game based on this engine. It's easily the best looking 3D game engine in existence at the moment, and that includes Frostbite 2 and CryEngine 3.
Isn't that how they made this?
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#10
neko77025
deleted said:
A pity we will never see a real game based on this engine. It's easily the best looking 3D game engine in existence at the moment, and that includes Frostbite 2 and CryEngine 3.
their web site shows a few games being made with the engine.
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#11
neko77025
trickson said:
This is a much better improvement over the old one.
man whats with the weak settings .. no tess no 1920x1080
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#12
erocker
Senior Moderator
deleted said:
A pity we will never see a real game based on this engine. It's easily the best looking 3D game engine in existence at the moment, and that includes Frostbite 2 and CryEngine 3.
http://oilrush-game.com/media/videos/
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#13
Arctucas
A couple of things I noticed:

When I installed it with no shortcuts (as I always do) I see no way to launch it? I had to reinstall it with a Start Menu shortcut, copy that shortcut into the Heaven folder, and delete the Start Menu folder. Then, I am able to launch it from within the Heaven folder, as I always do. Yes, I do not like shortcuts, before anyone asks.

The benchmark monitor resolution defaults to System.

Anyway, awaiting someone making a 3.0 benchmark results thread...
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#15
Freedom4556
Wrigleyvillain said:
Hmm maybe I'll give this a whirl on my iMac at work--freakin' thing has a 6970M 2GB. Can't really game at work (like some people...Brandon) but I'm still tempted to install Windows on it.
Don't be in a hurry to be impressed, especially at the iMac's native resolution. The 6970M is basically a 6850 chip running at 6570 clocks. Mobile graphics from both companies are a joke, especially in the way that they're named.
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#16
theoneandonlymrk
Cristian_25H said:
improved detection of new GPUs.
ready for kepler :)
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#17
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
trickson said:
Getting it now! I love this BM!

TPU, How come the US Servers are so slow?
Because I'm Sucking the shit outa them At "That Moment" lol jk

This BenchMark is Visually Stunning to say the least!
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#18
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
fullinfusion said:
Because I'm Sucking the shit outa them At "That Moment" lol jk

This BenchMark is Visually Stunning to say the least!
:laugh:
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