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EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Hydro Copper FTW Video Card Review
|Date:||Mon, Oct 18, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
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 "DX11" as our renderer.
Benchmark Results: The EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Hydro Copper FTW fell just a bit short of the HIS Radeon HD 5870 by ~7% at 1280x1024 and nearly 10% at 1920x1080. Though it was easily able to beat up on the Galaxy GeForce GTX 465, it was 22.5% faster at 1280x1024 and 28.3% faster at 1920x1024!
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Page 2 - EVGA GeForce GTX 470 HYDRO FTW Retail Packaging
Page 3 - A Close Look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 470 HYDRO FTW
Page 4 - Legit Reviews Test Bench
Page 5 - Colin McRae: DiRT2
Page 6 - Just Cause 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark v1.03
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 10 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 11 - Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Page 12 - Unigine Heaven v2.1 Benchmark
Page 13 - Temperatures Testing
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - Overclocking the EVGA GeForce GTX 470 HYDRO FTW
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions