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EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC Video Card Review
|Product:||EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC ( 01G-P3-1461-KR )|
|Date:||Tue, May 17, 2011 - 08:00 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: I have to admit that I did not expect the results I got here. I thought for sure the 6850 would do way better in this game, but nope. Our EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC was able to best the 6850 by a whopping 20 FPS at the highest resolution of 1920x1080, and by 33 FPS at 1280x1024. Even at 1920x1080 the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC came within about 8 FPS of the Radeon 6870. Not too bad for a card that actually costs less than the 6870.
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Page 1 - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC Video Card Introduction
Page 2 - A Closer Look At The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC Video Card
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
Page 5 - Metro 2033
Page 6 - Aliens vs Predator
Page 7 - Left 4 Dead 2
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Furmark 1.8.2
Page 12 - Unigine Heaven 2.5
Page 13 - Temperature Testing
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - Overclocking
Page 16 - My Thoughts On The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC Video Card