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ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Review
|Product:||ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card|
|Date:||Thu, May 19, 2011 - 05:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Giacoletti -|
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: Here is another game where I was blown away at the difference between the two cards, but this time it is at the 1280x1024 resolution where there is almost a 44 FPS difference. Even at the high resolution of 1920x1080 there was a 28 FPS difference. Very playable frame rates.
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Page 1 - The ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card
Page 2 - ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Packaging
Page 3 - A Closer Look At The ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
Page 6 - Metro 2033
Page 7 - Aliens vs Predator
Page 8 - Left 4 Dead 2
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Page 10 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
Page 11 - 3DMark 11
Page 12 - Furmark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Unigine Heaven 2.5
Page 14 - Temperature Testing
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Overclocking
Page 17 - ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Final Thoughts