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Friday, October 29, 2010
Inno3D GT 430 review

4. Crysis Warhead, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call Of Pripyat Benchmark

- Crysis Warhead (DirectX9, DirectX10)

We proceed to the "Crysis Warhead" game, which supports both DirectX9 and DirectX10 rendering modes. The popular game is still the toughest game in our benchmark suite. Below are the test results from all the possible resolutions the anti-aliasing (AA) disabled.

The Inno3D GT 430 performed relatively good considering the high demands of the Crysis Warhead benchmark. Not surprisingly, we have to turn our settings way down even at 1680 to get a playable frame rate and of course, setting the quality any higher than the "Performance" level is out of question, especially for resolutions higher than 1280 x 1024:

Below you see how the Inno3D GT430 performs at Crysis : Warhead compared with a GT 240 graphics card.

Unfortunately the GT 430 is losing by several frames per second to the GT 240 under both DX9 and DX 10 modes no matter the resolution we set. This means that the card is also slower than the AMD's closest rivals, the 5570 and of course the 5670. So compared to the other cards in its price bracket the GT 430 seems to be underpowered. Let's hope that the GT 430 won’t lose all games by this much:

- S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call Of Pripyat Benchmark

 

The ' S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call Of Pripyat Benchmark' provides detailed information about a system's performance on various graphical modes. This benchmark is based on one of the in-game locations – Pripyat . The testing process includes four stages, those utilizing various weather and time of the day settings (day, night, rain, bright sun). In order to test the system thoroughly the benchmark is provided with a number of presets and options including different versions of DirectX (9.0 10.0, 11), screen resolutions, anti-aliasing etc.This makes it another one of the highly demanding games in our benchmark suite.

For our tests we set the visual details to the highest level and tested the Inno3D GT 430 graphics card under DX10 and DX11 at the resolution of 1920x1200:

- DX9

- DX10

- DX11

The GT 430 cannot support the specific game for the resolution of 1920 x 1200 and with the quality set to "Ultra." The game was more playable (avg. 30 FPS) at 1280 x 1024 with the quality set to the "Medium" level. Compared to AMD's solutions, this performance is close to what you should expect from an AMD 5570.




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