ATI Radeon 5770 & 5750 Review - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Night)

Submitted by skipclarke on 28 June, 2010 - 20:43

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat is the new Crysis.

Prior to the game's release, the developer put out a benchmarking tool to test your system configuration. It offers a number of different options for utilizing DX9, 10 or 11 code paths. It also offers options for varying levels of HDAO and Shadow Quality. The demo itself isn't very pretty to look at (lots of dirt and dirt-colors), but it does put a beating on your system.

Though the 5770 and 5750 perform admirably in widescreen resolutions, they cannot even run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in Eyefinity. This should come as no surprise, as even the Eyefinity6 in CrossFireX never hit 30fps at 5760x1200. Like the Heaven demo, the CoP demo is intended to tax your system. Both of these are strong examples of how much more data is being pushed through an Eyefinity setup.

Hitting 60fps

It is not possible to hit 60fps with STALKER. I could hit 30fps with these settings: Medium, DX10, HDAO Low, Tessellation Off

1920x1200: 33, 33, 35, 22
1680x1050: 38, 39, 42, 26