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 UNIGINE's Heaven Benchmark Version 4 and Extended Editions Released
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Message Text: UNIGINE has released a new, enhanced version 4.0 of its GPU intensive benchmark "Heaven Benchmark".

The software tool can be used to determine the stability of a GPU under extremely stressful conditions, as well as check the cooling system's potential under maximum heat output. It generates true in-game rendering workloads across all platforms, such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Key Features

- Extreme hardware stability testing
- Accurate results due to 100% GPU-bound benchmarking
- Support for DirectX 9, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0
- Multi-platform support for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
- Comprehensive use of hardware tessellation, with adjustable settings
- Cinematic and interactive fly/walk-through camera modes
- Dynamic sky with volumetric clouds and tweakable day-night cycle
- Real-time global illumination and screen-space ambient occlusion
- Support for multi-monitor configurations and different stereo 3D modes

New In version 4.0:

- Benchmarking presets for convenient comparison of results
- GPU temperature and clock monitoring
- Drastic improvement of SSDO
- Stars at nighttime
- Improvement of lens flares
- New, improved version of UNIGINE Engine under the hood
- Detection of multiple GPUs
- Anti-aliasing support on Mac OS X
- Enhancement of automation scripts in Pro version
- New Advanced edition
- Russian and Chinese localization

Heaven Benchmark comes in three editions: Basic (available for free), Advanced ($14.95) and Pro ($495), each aimed to meet the needs of different users.



The Advanced Edition is intended for personal use by overclocking enthusiasts, as well as for hardware reviewers. It allows for stability testing of overclocked systems, one-click batch testing, and thorough reports output into a convenient format.

The Advanced Edition exclusive features include:

- Command line automation for full control over run tests
- Stress testing mode (benchmark looping)
- Customizable reports in CSV format

The Heaven Benchmark Advanced Edition is available for purchase in the official UNIGINE online store.

The Professional Edition is a highly customizable tool of choice for hardware vendors and OEM companies that seek to test their products. As the benchmark uses an extended, full-fledged set of graphics features, it is great for debugging new video drivers and graphics cards by hardware manufacturers and software developers.

The Professional Edition exclusive features include:

- Licensed for commercial use (for one PC, site licensing option is available on request)
- Command line automation for full control over run tests
- Stress testing mode (benchmark looping)
- Customizable reports in CSV format
- Rendering of a specified frame
- Software rendering mode in DirectX 11 for reference purposes
- Technical support

The Heaven Benchmark Pro Edition is available for purchase in the official UNIGINE online store.
 
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