ATI Radeon CrossFireX Review - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Daylight)

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CrossFireX Scaling

HD 5870 E6 2GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 71% 71%
77% 70% 70%


HD 5870 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 66% 67%


HD 5850 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 78% 75%


HD 5770 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 79% 78%

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.

For the widescreen scores on the right side, I averaged the scores for all four tests. They were also averaged for the Eyefinity scores on the 5870 2GB Eyefinity6 card. The remaining Eyefinity scores are not posted. The percentage gains in the DX10 and DX11 scores (i.e., 1fps vs. 3fps - 300% increase) throws off the averages and isn't indicative of playable performance. The overall scaling averages 75% improvement for the areas reported.

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