The ATI Radeon X1950 Pro is the least advanced solution in this test session from a technical viewpoint. But despite its traditional architecture with separate vertex and pixel processors this graphics card enjoys a victory over the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS and ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR4. The card from ASUS cannot reach even 20fps at 1280x1024, and disabling FSAA can hardly help it here.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
The game doesn’t support FSAA when you enable the dynamic lighting model, but loses much of its visual appeal with the static model. This is the reason why we benchmarked the cards in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. using anisotropic filtering only.
The ATI Radeon HD 2000 series has problems with this game. You can’t really play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. on anything other than the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT unless you disable the dynamic lighting model and lower the level of detail. Well, even the GeForce 8600 GTS doesn’t look brilliant here, and the outdated ATI Radeon X1950 Pro is in fact the only card that allows playing with more or less comfort.