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ASUS EN9600GT TOP Video Card Review
|Product:||Asus 9600 GT Top (EN9600GT TOP/HTDI/512M)|
|Date:||Fri, Jun 27, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl uses the 'X-ray Engine' to power the graphics. It is a DirectX 8/9 Shader Model 3.0 graphics engine. Up to a million polygons can be on-screen at any one time, which makes it one of the more impressive engines on the market today. The engine features HDR rendering, parallax and normal mapping, soft shadows, widescreen support, weather effects and day/night cycles. As with other engines that utilize deferred shading (such as Unreal Engine 3 and CryENGINE2), the X-ray Engine does not support anti-aliasing with dynamic lighting enabled. However, a "fake" form of anti-aliasing can be enabled with the static lighting option; this format utilizes a technique to blur the image to give the false impression of anti-aliasing. The game takes place in a thirty square kilometer area, and both the outside and inside of this area is rendered to the same amount of detail.
Benchmark Results: In STALKER we see another strong showing from the 9600 GT. The latest 8.5 drivers helped out the 3870 but the 9600 GT is just too much.
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Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Box, Bundle and Test System
Page 3 - Call of Juarez
Page 4 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 5 - Need For Speed Pro-Street
Page 6 - Call of Duty 4
Page 7 - 3DMark 2006
Page 8 - Overclocking
Page 9 - Power Consumption and Conclusion