Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Ivy Bridge Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core i7-3770K CPU|
|Date:||Mon, Apr 23, 2012 - 12:00 PM|
|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, MSAA and Screen Space 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 was run with Ultra settings, so many of the fastest CPUs are GPU bound and that is why you don't see good scaling.
Integrated Graphics Testing
Benchmark Results: For integrated graphics testing we switched from DirectX 11 mode to DirectX 10 and ran the benchmark again at 1280x1024. We found that the Intel Core i7-3770K with the Intel HD 4000 Graphics performed 60% better than the Intel Core i7-2700K processor with Intel HD 3000 Graphics!
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Page 1 - Intel Goes 22nm and Raises The Bar
Page 2 - Intel Core i7-3770K Processor
Page 3 - Test System & Specifics
Page 4 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 SP4
Page 5 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 6 - CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5
Page 7 - Handbrake
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 RC5
Page 9 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 10 - PCMark 7
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage & 3DMark 11
Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 13 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 14 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 15 - Total System Power Consumption
Page 16 - Intel Core i7-3770K CPU Water Temp Testing & Overclocking
Page 17 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions