Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i7-875K 2.93GHz Unlocked Quad-Core Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core i7-875K|
|Date:||Thu, May 27, 2010 - 11:00 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 again that the Intel Core i7 platform with either the 975 or 980X processor was hands down faster than the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor. This is the only benchmark of the more than a dozen we tested that had the Intel Core i7 975 processor beating out the 980X processor. The Intel Core i7-875K does very well once again and shows that the LGA 1156 platform is a very good performer as it beats the Intel Core i7-930 on its LGA 1366 platform.
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 is 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.
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Page 1 - The Intel Core i7-875K CPU
Page 2 - Core i7 875K CPU-Z
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010c
Page 5 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 6 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 7 - CyberLink MediaShow 5
Page 8 - Handbrake
Page 9 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 35
Page 10 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 11 - PCMark Vantage
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - Resident Evil 5
Page 14 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 15 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 16 - Power Consumption
Page 17 - Intel Core i7 875K Overclocking
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions