AMD Value Platform Analysis Part 3:Athlon II X2 250 vs Phenom II X2 550
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, previously known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost, is a first-person shooter computer game by Ukrainian developer GSC Game World, published in 2007. It features an alternate reality theme, where a second nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the near future and causes strange changes in the area around it. It features a non-linear storyline which feature role-playing gameplay elements such as trading and allying with NPC factions. The player assumes the identity of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R.; an illegal artifact scavenger in “The Zone” which encompasses roughly 30 square kilometers.
We are using a custom recorded timedemo for benchmark purposes. The Steam version of this game is used. Here are the settings used:
We see some measurable gains at CPU limited resolution i.e. 1280×1024. The biggest gain is with HD 4770. The increase in average FPS at 1920×1200 is much less.