First DX11 screenshots of the Stalker: Call of Pripyat benchmark
With the Stalker: Call of Pripyat benchmark the second testing tool that supports DirectX 11 has been released. PC Games Hardware shows the first DX 11 screenshots of the downloadable benchmark.
The Unigine Heaven benchmark got company: Developer GSC has released a standalone benchmark for Stalker: Call of Pripyat, which also offers directX 11 features. The download is about 450 MByte big and in theory everyone who has a DirectX 9 graphics card can use the tool.
When launching the benchmark you can choose between several presets, the renderer (DirectX 9 to DirectX 11) and resolutions. An advanced options menu offers settings for Anti Aliasing (including Transparency AA), SSAO modes and SSAO quality. DirectX 10.1, DirectX 11 Tessellation and DirectX 11 shadows can be activated, too - depending on the used graphics card of course. The benchmark itself shows a scene from Pripyat and covers four stages with different weather and Day-Night cycle settings. When the benchmark is done you can compare your results online and even send your data to GSC, who emphasize that the benchmark doesn't have any financial intentions and all data is kept in confidence. More information about the benchmark can be found on the official GSC website.
Below you can find several screenshots of the Stalker: Call of Pripyat benchmark. Those were taken with maximal details on a Radeon HD 5770 (Windows 7 x64, Catalyst 9.11, DirectX 11 with all features). PC Games is already preparing a benchmark review.
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