Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge Processor Review
|Date:||Thu, Jul 07, 2011 - 12:00 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 "DX10" as our renderer. Under the advanced settings we disabled tessellation, MSAA and ambient occlusion.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat looks to only be threaded for one CPU core as you can see from the Windows Task Manager screen capture that was done during a benchmark run.
Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat once again showed that the Intel Core i3-2120 with Intel HD Graphics 2000 wasn't at the same level as the Core i3-2105 and the Core i7-2600K with Intel HD Graphics 3000. The AMD A8-3850 bested all of Intel's processors though by more than double on the Core i3 CPUs.
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Page 1 - Intel Core i3-2120 CPU - BX80623I32120
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - CPU-Z, GPU-Z and Windows Index Score
Page 4 - Sisoft Sandra 2011 SP3
Page 5 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 6 - Handbrake
Page 7 - CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 RC3
Page 9 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 10 - Hyper Pi
Page 11 - PCMark 7
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - Resident Evil 5
Page 14 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 15 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 16 - Power Consumption
Page 17 - Intel Core i3-2120 Overclocking
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions