Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review
|Product:||Phenom II X6 1090T Processor|
|Date:||Mon, Apr 26, 2010 - 06:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
The events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat unfold shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl following the ending in which Strelok destroys the C-Consciousness. Having discovered the open path to the Zone's center, the government decides to stage a large-scale operation to take control of the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat utilizes the XRAY 1.6 Engine, allowing advanced modern graphical features through the use of DirectX 11 to be fully integrated; one outstanding feature being the inclusion of real-time GPU tessellation. Regions and maps feature photo realistic scenes of the region it is made to represent. There is also extensive support for older versions of DirectX, meaning that Call of Pripyat is also compatible with older DirectX 8, 9, 10 and 10.1 graphics cards.
The game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: CoP has no internal benchmarking tools built into the game engine, but they do have a standalone benchmark available that we used for our testing purposes. The screen capture above shows the main window of the benchmark with our settings. Notice we are running Enhanced Full Dynamic Lighting "DX10" as our renderer.
Results: With the game running enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX10) we found that the higher clocked quad-core processors were faster than all of the six-core processors from each respective brand. Not what you'd expect, but it goes to show you that not all games take advantage of more than quad-core processors.
Looking for a way to explain this, we turned to task manager and found that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat isn't threaded too well. In fact we only saw signs of life in four of the 12 threads with the majority being loaded up in one thread on CPU0. This explains why the quad-cores take the lead in this benchmark!
Next Page - Power Consumption
Page 1 - AMD Phenom II X6 Processors Arrive
Page 2 - AMD Turbo Core Technology Introduction
Page 3 - Phenom II X6 1090T CPU-Z
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010c
Page 6 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 7 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 8 - CyberLink MediaShow 5
Page 9 - Sony Vegas 9.0D Pro
Page 10 - Photodex ProShow Gold 4.1
Page 11 - Handbrake
Page 12 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 35
Page 13 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 14 - PCMark Vantage
Page 15 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 16 - Resident Evil 5
Page 17 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 18 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 19 - Power Consumption
Page 20 - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Overclocking
Page 21 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions