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Benchmarks: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, World in Conflict

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat may not be the best looking game out there but it is a DirectX 11 title and it is a game that we have been testing with for some time now. The game does have an official DirectX 11 benchmark tool, but we decided to dump that and for the first time will test actual gameplay performance using Fraps. The level of choice was Zaton (first level) as usual recording 60 seconds of gameplay.

The Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) averaged 40fps at 1680x1050 giving the card a 5fps edge over the Radeon HD 5830. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum was 33% faster than its smaller brother and just a single frame slower than the Radeon HD 5870.

The Radeon HD 5000 GPUs don't perform as well in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat and this is evident when looking at the Radeon HD 5870 which averaged just 39fps. This meant that the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was faster at 42fps.

At 2560x1600 neither the Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) or Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) are able to deliver playable performance and they are separated by just 2fps.

World in Conflict Benchmarks

World in Conflict has a built-in benchmark tool that works rather well so we decided to stick with that for testing this game. We used the “very high” quality preset with 4xAA/16xAF enabled.

The Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 performed nicely with 47fps on average at 1680x1050 making it 5fps faster than the Radeon HD 5830. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was once again able to roughly match the performance of the GeForce GTX 470 as it rendered 61fps. This made the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) 2fps faster than the Radeon HD 5870.

Now at 1920x1200 the Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) still leads the Radeon HD 5830, this time by 3fps while the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) matched the Radeon HD 5770 Crossfire setup. Moreover the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was a single frame slower than the GeForce GTX 470 and Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards.

At 2560x1600 the Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) and Radeon HD 5830 lock up at 25fps each, while the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) steamed ahead delivering 36% more performance.