Heaven Benchmark with its current version 4.0 is a GPU-intensive benchmark that hammers graphics cards to the limits. This powerful tool can be effectively 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 provides completely unbiased results and generates true, in-game rendering workloads across all platforms.
I recently switched from 1920 x 1200 to 1920 x 1080, and to further standardize that, I also use 2560 x 1440 settings for higher resolution testing. All cards were retested to this standard. The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming came in second spot in 1080p testing in Unigine Heaven 4.0 churning out 44.1 FPS in the GPU challenging test.
The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming made it to 28.9 FPS and topped the chart at 1440p in Unigine Heaven.
Settings for Unigine Heaven
Unigine Heaven Settings
|1920 x 1080||2560 x 1440|
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 showcase benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.
Fire Strike is only available in the Windows editions.
- DirectX 11 benchmark for gamers
- Renders at 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080)
- For high performance PCs.
The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gamer scored 3637 in Firestrike Extreme coming in at a close second place behind the EVGA SSC.
Bumping it down one notch to 1080p, the Gigabyte GTX 960 jumped ahead of the EVGA card but the AMD R9 285 topped the chart.
The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gamer scores a 25671 on 3DMark Skydiver and since SkyDiver is for less beefy GPUs, we ran it at 1920 x 1080.
No Special settings were used in 3DMark with the exception that Physics were turned off.