4. Crysis Warhead, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call Of Pripyat Benchmark
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 GTS 450 iChiLL performed pretty well with the Crysis Warhead game. The game is playable even at the resolution of 1920x1200 as long as you choose the "Mainstream" quality settings. The "Gamer" seems to be harder to cope with and the the GTS 450 produced around 18 FPS at 1280 x 1024, for both DX9 and DX 10:
Below you can see where the Inno3D GTS 450 iChiLL stands in the competition, at least for the Crysis Warhead game:
The Club HD5770 is faster than the GTS450 series at the Crysis Warhead game under DX9, especially at higher resolutions.
Lets now see the same results under DX10:
Under DX10, the difference between the Inno 3D GTS450 and the HD5770 is smaller, but AMD's GPU seems to have a small lead.
- 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 GTS 450 iChiLL graphics card under DX10 and DX11 at the resolution of 1920x1200