Results: Unigine Heaven 4.0

This particular benchmark nicely shows the performance hit that we would expect to see with varied levels of tessellation enabled.  I tested with it disabled, moderate, normal, and extreme.  We should get a good feeling about how these cards handle tessellation under various levels.  Resolution was set at 1920×1200, no AA, 16X AF, and High quality settings.

Tessellation is King when it comes to the Maxwell architecture from NVIDIA.  The 970’s lead from stem to stern.  They also see a slightly less drop with each level of tessellation as compared to the R9 290X.  We again see that the Zotac card cannot really pull much of a lead over the less expensive MSI version.

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