PowerColor X1950 Pro SCS3 Graphics Card: The Big and The Silent. Page 10
[05/23/2007 12:10 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin
Although performance is the major determinative factor for any graphics card, there are some other parameters that are also of great importance: level of generated noise, power consumption, driver quality, etc. Today we are going to discuss a solution that tries to optimally combine all these features in one to ensure maximum satisfaction. Read more in our review!
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. So, we benchmarked the cards in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. using anisotropic filtering only.
The results suggest that you can’t indulge yourself with the dynamic lighting model at maximum graphics quality settings if you’ve got a Radeon X1950 Pro or GeForce 8600 GTS. The Radeon X1900 XT in the only card to ensure a more or less normal gameplay without critical slowdowns.
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