Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB Video Card Review
|Date:||Thu, Mar 24, 2011 - 08:00 AM|
|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 had the AMD Radeon HD 6990 in OC mode with 11.4 drivers and the ASUS GeForce GTX 590 with 267.71 drivers going head-to-head in a very close race. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 was 3.3FPS faster at 1920x1200, which is a 2.4% speed advantage.
Next Page - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 1 - The GeForce GTX590 Arrives For War at $699
Page 2 - The ASUS GTX590 3074MB Video Card
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 6 - Just Cause 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - 3DMark 11
Page 12 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 13 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 14 - Temperature Testing
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - ASUS GeForce GTX590 Ti Overclocking
Page 17 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions