Unigine have been hard at work lately and are finally back to release the latest version of their benchmarking suite, Unigine Heaven. One of the industry's first DirectX 11 compliant 3D graphics benchmark applications.
Version 2.5 of Unigine Heaven includes a few new tricks - it's split into two variants: a free "basic edition" that gives most of Unigine Heaven's functionality to customers, overclockers and gamers; and a paid "professional edition" that gives data-logging, specific-functionality to aid professionals such as analysts and reviewers, priced at US$495. The professional outing also includes technical support.
As for features, Heaven 2.5 introduces support for new DirectX 11 features such as indirect occlusion (SSDO) to simulate real-time global illumination, improved hardware support, improved quality of ambient occlusion and a number of stability improvements that help maintain long sessions of benchmarking.
Heaven 2.5 also includes a new help file, and a quicker installer. The professional edition includes command line automation support, data-logging to CSV format, stress-testing, a commercial license and technical support.
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