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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

The game looks best with the dynamic lighting model, so we tested it in that mode although it does not allow enabling FSAA even on those graphics cards that support FSAA together with HDR. The resolution of 1920x1200 cannot be used by owners of GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB because the game needs more graphics memory to run than such cards offer.

The EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB KO ACS3 is a mere 5% ahead of the ordinary versions of GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB with reference GPU/memory frequencies. All the six cards deliver similar speeds in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Although this speed is not very high, its minimum is never lower than 26fps. You can achieve a higher frame rate by disabling the dynamic lighting, but the image quality will suffer as a consequence.

So, you can play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. successfully on a GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, at least at a resolution of 1280x1024 pixels, but there is no sense in purchasing this card instead of a Radeon X1950 XTX, Radeon X1900 XT or GeForce 7950 GX2. But if you’ve still got a weaker card in your system, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB will make a good replacement. The choice of a particular model depends on your personal preferences, price and availability since even the pre-overclocked models do not ensure any tangible advantage in this game.

 
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