Legit Video Card Reviews
AMD Radeon HD 6950 & 6970 CrossFire Video Card Reviews
|Product:||Legit Reviews 2010 Stocking Stuffer Guide|
|Date:||Tue, Dec 14, 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 "DX11" as our renderer.
Under the advanced settings we enabled tessellation and 4x MSAA. We didn't enable ambient occlusion as we wanted to use these test settings for mainstream cards down the road and these settings should be tough enough to stress any and all DX11 enabled video cards.
Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat showed that the Radeon HD 6970 was between the GeForce GTX 580 and GTX 480 in terms of performance once again. The AMD Radeon HD 6950 performed right between the GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 470.
Next Page - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 1 - AMD Radeon HD 6970 & 6950 - 40nm Cayman
Page 2 - The Cayman GPU Architecture
Page 3 - A Closer Look At The Radeon HD 6970 & 6950
Page 4 - AMD PowerTune Technology
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 7 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 8 - Just Cause 2
Page 9 - Metro 2033
Page 10 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 11 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 12 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 13 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 14 - 3DMark 11
Page 15 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 16 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 17 - Temperature & Noise Testing
Page 18 - Power Consumption
Page 19 - Radeon 6970 & 6950 GPU Overclocking
Page 20 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions