Benchmarks: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, World in ConflictS.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 we've tested with it many times. It has an official DirectX 11 benchmark tool, but we decided to dump that for the first time in favor of Fraps. We recorded 60 seconds of the first level, dubbed "Zaton".
For the second time in this review, the Radeon HD 6870 edged ahead of the Radeon HD 5870, offering 3% more speed at 1920x1200. The Radeon HD 6870 was also 11% faster than the Radeon HD 5850 and 8% quicker than the GeForce GTX 460 (1GB), but it did slip behind the GeForce GTX 470 by 13%.
World in Conflict Soviet Assault
World in Conflict has a solid built-in benchmark tool, so we used that for testing this game, which was run at "very high" quality with 4xAA/16xAF.
Running World in Conflict Soviet Assault at 1920x1200, the Radeon HD 6870 was on par with the Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce GTX 470, while it was 16% faster than the GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) and 18% faster than the Radeon HD 5850.