Legit Motherboard Reviews
ECS X79R-AX Black Series Motherboard Review
|Manufacturer:||Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS)|
|Date:||Wed, Jan 25, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat DirectX 11 Benchmark
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.
In order to give our XFX Radeon HD 6950 a workout on our systems we cranked the image quality preset to Ultra.
We also ran the Multisample Anti-Aliasing at 4x and Tessellation is enabled.
Benchmark Results: At 1280x1024 the ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 motherboard was ever so slightly behind. The X79R-AX Black Extreme averaged 108 frames per second while our top performing ASUS R4E averaged 108.6 frames per second. Once we increased the resolution to 1920x1080 the ECS X79R-AX took the lead away from the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme by .3 frames per second. The ECS averaged 75.4 frames per second while the ASUS R4e averaged 75.1 frames per second.
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Page 1 - ECS X79R-AX Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard
Page 2 - Retail Packaging
Page 3 - Motherboard Layout
Page 4 - UEFI BIOS
Page 5 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Sp1 Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
Page 7 - Futuremark 3DMark11 Synthetic Gaming Benchmark
Page 8 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat DirectX 11 Benchmark
Page 10 - Aliens Vs. Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark
Page 11 - Intel X79 SATA III 6Gbps Performance
Page 12 - Intel X79 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance
Page 13 - System Power Consumption
Page 14 - ECS X79R-AX Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion