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Old 11-15-10, 02:00 AM   #1
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Post Front Page - Tessellation Hero Challenge: Results are in...

While browsing and looking for some GTX 580 overclocking tips at Xtremesystems.org, I happened upon a thread by a fellow named Ket, who issued a benchmarking challenge using Unigine Heaven 2.1.




The challenge:

* Resolution: 1680x1050
* DX11 mode
* All settings highest
* 8xAA
* 16xAF
* Extreme Tessellation
* Set the three tessellation sliders to 2.0 within the benchmark


I found this "test of manhood" to be quite interesting, and I thought what might make it even more fun would be to issue the challenge to some other hardware communities. So I called it the "Tessellation Hero Challenge" and asked folks at the NVIDIA forums, XtremeSystems.org, techpowerup!, rage3d, [H]ardforum, Guru3D, Elitebastards and Beyond3D to participate. As of 11/15/2010 here are the results. I apologize in advance for any typos, and also offer up that any of these results are up for debate or discussion.

EDIT: New chart added with CPU and GPU info when accessible.



As this test stresses using geometry, AA and AF, this test isn't simply a tessellation benchmark, I'd suppose you could call it a "DX11-overdone GPU test". Of course, since AMD's current tech does not perform DX11 tessellation as good as NVIDIA's, you won't see many AMD results on the high end of the list. Furthermore, only GPUs are included on the list. I did this just for fun, as I though it'd be pretty neat to get a few communities involved in the same challenge. If you'd like to visit the respective threads to check the results out in more detail, HERE is the link to all the threads.

NOTE: First place holder CraptacularOne told me via PM that he used optimized low image quality LOD and had texture filtering quality set to the lowest setting. Though I can't say this is really "cheating", it is highly likely that almost everyone else used either the Quality or Highest Quality setting.
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Old 11-15-10, 08:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Front Page - Tessellation Hero Challenge: Results are in...

I'm amazed to see two 5970's so far up the list...
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Old 11-15-10, 12:13 PM   #3
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I'm taking this challenge as soon as I install my two GTX 580s today. Can't wait
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Old 11-15-10, 12:34 PM   #4
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I'm amazed to see two 5970's so far up the list...
Wow, I just noticed that and the tri-xfire 5850s are the only AMD cards over 21.1fps
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Sniff ...Drols single gtx 260 won't play that
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Sniff ...Drols single gtx 260 won't play that
It's ok, my single 480 barely plays it

I think it will be a while before we see anywhere near that amount of tessellation in a game.

Crysis 4 or 5 maybe?
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Maybe by then Mrs Drol will have a lapse in judgement i get a new card

doubt it though.
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I feel like Bob, bringin' up the rear.


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Hey JC Ming here, good to see you mate

Just got a Gigabyte 580. Wondering if I'll blow it up doing this test lol I've got to get some use out of it first
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I'm amazed to see two 5970's so far up the list...
I call bs that they beat two GTX 580s. Same guy, though I don't know if its the same rig.
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I call bs that they beat two GTX 580s. Same guy, though I don't know if its the same rig.
Isn't the 5970 faster than the 580?
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Old 11-15-10, 05:26 PM   #12
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Isn't the 5970 faster than the 580?
They're about the same in average performance. If I had to guess, I'd say the 580 is a little stronger on Tessellation though.
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