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  02:09:42  7 August 2007
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Don Reba
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STALKER's Performance Tests

I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread for links to tests of STALKER's performance by reputable sites. Here is a start:

http://www.ixbt.com/video/itogi-video/0707/itogi-video-st-wxp-pcie.html
http://www.ixbt.com/video/itogi-video/0707/itogi-video-st-wxp-pcie-aaa.html
  02:15:38  7 August 2007
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NightWolf
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Thanks for the links Don...much appreciated...

Quick question tho...will they also show results like that for people who use wide screen LCD monitors?

Like many for example have a native resolution of 1440 x 900...would be interesting to see those kinds of results as well...
  02:18:08  7 August 2007
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Don Reba
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Taking the average between scores for resolutions with the next lower and the next higher numbers of pixels should give fairly accurate results.
  02:22:14  7 August 2007
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thewraith
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Taking the average between scores for resolutions with the next lower and the next higher numbers of pixels should give fairly accurate results.
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any chance you could add the specs for the 512 meg 8500 gt.
  09:07:10  7 August 2007
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There is a great difference between 8800 GTX and GTS 640Mo in 1600*1200 mode. Strange, isn't it ?

Thanks for the link Don
  10:57:40  7 August 2007
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http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-2058-view-stalker-benchmark-and-hardware-requirement.html
  11:12:07  7 August 2007
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badsykes
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First swebarb your review is weird.I see 1950XTX beating GTX in every resolution..Look at the the diference between the framerates from don reba review and yours...Is only drivers related that are using 97 version of forceware..I don't think so.
Second: Don reba how the hell they got the fourth picture from swebarb site with grass and rusted trains taken so NICE..I mean the grass look so natural and nice and overall image is TOO nice..The grass colour is very apropiate from natural feeling..I never encouter such image when i played stalker and i finished it 2 times..Is anything that makes that look so nice?The only thing that i have lowered during my playing sesion was the resolution the rest are highest quality and i played with grass shadows also..Compare it with grass from the eight picture..Something is not right or i missed something in my config file..
  13:13:19  7 August 2007
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how the hell they got the fourth picture from swebarb site with grass and rusted trains taken so NICE..I mean the grass look so natural and nice and overall image is TOO nice..
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It doesn't look like an in-game screenshot to me, but more like an highly retouched picture.
  13:29:51  7 August 2007
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Don Reba
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First swebarb your review is weird.
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DATE:2007-03-26

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Don reba how the hell they got the fourth picture from swebarb site with grass and rusted trains taken so NICE..I mean the grass look so natural and nice and overall image is TOO nice..The grass colour is very apropiate from natural feeling..I never encouter such image when i played stalker and i finished it 2 times..Is anything that makes that look so nice?The only thing that i have lowered during my playing sesion was the resolution the rest are highest quality and i played with grass shadows also..Compare it with grass from the eight picture..Something is not right or i missed something in my config file..
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It is clearly a photo. They probably just took pictures from the internet.
  14:51:55  7 August 2007
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... I thought i missed something.
  07:57:39  4 September 2007
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A site i didn't see mentioned is:

[link]http://www.digital-daily.com/video/stalker_test/[/link]

I point out this site for 1 reason, they hit the nail on the head in the last section:

"The dependence of results on the CPU"

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More thorough reading here:

[link]http://firingsquad.com/hardware/stalker_mainstream_3d_performance/[/link]
[link]http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/stalker_cpu_performance/[/link]
  00:07:24  5 September 2007
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Good find!
I noticed a huge improvement in FPS after 350mhz cpu overclock from 2.4 to 2.75. Thought it was the new 1.0004 patch. Overclocking gpu saw no noticeable improvement. Had no stutters before but still have the pause in front of Garbage and Army Warehouses.
X24800@2750 8800gts/640mb
  12:32:43  9 September 2007
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I think there are too many vriables to make a really good judgement, which is why we need playable demo's for every PC game that gets released.

For example, I only have a 1.8ghz, 1gb ram, fx 6200 system, the 6200 isn't even listed on tests for Stalker, they generally start at the 7800!

And yet, while I can only play with static lighting at 1024x768, I have all the view, detail, etc sliders set to max, have graphics set to maximum, I have vsync on and Anisotropic set to 4x and I have a smooth as silk frame-rate of over 30 most of the time. This is more than adequate and I am very happy with the graphics. But my rig is way below the lowest on the above list and yet I am beating much higher cards and I have more options switched on!

EDIT: I am using 1.004 and that helped framerates a lot. SO I wonder if these tests are also with 1.003 or earlier?
  21:02:37  27 October 2007
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I think there are too many vriables to make a really good judgement, which is why we need playable demo's for every PC game that gets released.

For example, I only have a 1.8ghz, 1gb ram, fx 6200 system, the 6200 isn't even listed on tests for Stalker, they generally start at the 7800!

And yet, while I can only play with static lighting at 1024x768, I have all the view, detail, etc sliders set to max, have graphics set to maximum, I have vsync on and Anisotropic set to 4x and I have a smooth as silk frame-rate of over 30 most of the time. This is more than adequate and I am very happy with the graphics. But my rig is way below the lowest on the above list and yet I am beating much higher cards and I have more options switched on!

EDIT: I am using 1.004 and that helped framerates a lot. SO I wonder if these tests are also with 1.003 or earlier?
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The tests you are beating are all under full dynamic lightning mode, which requires S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to do complex lightning calculations that do not occur in static lightning mode. In the end you can't really say the two are in the same level, even if you have every available option set to the max. Full dynamic lightning generates a lot more hardware strain and, by consensus, is more visually pleasing.
  19:22:14  26 December 2007
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I wanted to buy a 8600GT with 512m memory after the Newyear but it seems quite poor here. start to upset now.
  20:08:34  26 December 2007
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I wanted to buy a 8600GT with 512m memory after the Newyear but it seems quite poor here. start to upset now.
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I'm running a 8600GT and really can't complain.
  13:25:06  24 March 2008
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Don Reba
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Here is a very thorough test. The text is in Russian, but the numbers are international, so it should not be a problem.

http://www.ixbt.com/video3/video-cpu-combinations.shtml

In conclusion it calls 8600 GT the minimum for playing the game comfortably.
  00:00:27  25 March 2008
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English version . The article is about the CPU/combination , very complete for STALKER

http://www.digit-life.com/articles3/video/video-cpu-combinations.html

http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/video-cpu-combinations/table1.png

The resolution is 1280 x 1024 , with more resolution the CPU is less important - is usually the limit is the videocard, at 1600 x 1050 or 1600 x 1200 and more .

And with the "olders" videocards, - ATI 1xxx and Nvidia 7xxx . Maybe already is in the thread , sorry

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0707/itogi-video-st-wxp-aaa-1280-pcie.html
  07:39:20  27 May 2008
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Performance boost with new 8.5-ATI-Driver for 38x0-vidcards

Yes, this is an old thread, but this news from 22 may 2008 might be interesting:

The new ATI Catalyst-Driver 8.5 claims up to 50 (!) better performance with DX9-Stalker and HDR enabled for the 38x0-series.

Quote from the Release Notes

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• Stalker DX9: Performance increases by 20-50% when HDR is enabled in the game; across all ATI Radeon™ HD38x0 series of products
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Source: http://game.amd.com/us-en/content/pdf/Catalyst_85.pdf, p.6
  19:39:01  16 June 2008
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GTX 280 performance in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:

http://www.ixbt.com/video3/gt200-part3-d.shtml#p18
  07:13:53  10 July 2008
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i wonder how the new ATI 4 series do with this game now? i still am using my 8800gtx yet and will for some time now. this last build sent me way back so i am done with doing a full system upgrade for some time now.

but these 4870 that came out do sound interesting though.
  06:17:01  16 February 2009
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Just in case anyone still cares for hardware testing using STALKER - Techpowerup has been using SoC for video card benchmarks for the longest time, as well as using CS since shortly after release.

[link]http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/?q_reviews=&p=1&pp=25&order=date&category=Video+Cards[/link]
(way too many video card benchmarks to link to . . . browse through the ones you're interested in)
  13:21:33  2 March 2009
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Will they ever release a list showing results of 9 series cards, I'm curious how one of my cards will compete with all the 8 series cards.
  12:01:45  17 June 2009
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I have some performance issue. When playing the game with Complete 2009, maximum textures, Object Dynamic Lightning (I have tweaked the game with the other settings to) it lags. Not with Static Lightning, but with Object. Why? I have a DX9 Card, and the Full Lightning is the really one who slow down performance, not Statit/Object Lightning. Am I wrong?

I'm gonna see the game with Float32 with Object, or else I change to Static and see.
  17:07:15  15 July 2010
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No You have it in spades.
Looks good.
I've overclocked 4870 with tweaks... nice pics dude

only texture stream lag i get is outside freedom base [we all know the place]
otherwise i have to take care, and care cause [dpi down] action begets twitch.

This engine is superb. Running FF mod code.

Peeps should stop whinig and start playing
  08:33:43  16 July 2010
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Tepes
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STALKER's Performance Tests

I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread for links to tests of STALKER's performance by reputable sites. Here is a start:

http://www.ixbt.com/video/itogi-video/0707/itogi-video-st-wxp-pcie.html
http://www.ixbt.com/video/itogi-video/0707/itogi-video-st-wxp-pcie-aaa.html
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BUT

I run in 1920/1200 ALL on but AA.. [4870 1gb card with massive copper sink']
I dont use AA i have shit eyes therefore have natural AA 32 . Would have to be 5 inches from screen to see AA effects. LOL...

Lets just say i run max.. and smoooooth

My performance is a mater for my women to mitigate


PS.. Mods... When and how do i get an avatar photo...?
A simple Riddick pic or maybe Conan
  09:24:13  16 August 2010
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romulous
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PS.. Mods... When and how do i get an avatar photo...?
A simple Riddick pic or maybe Conan

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150 posts first, as per the "Zone Avatars" thread, which is usually only 3rd or 4th from the top in this very forum:
https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=13999&page=1&sec_id=1
  15:54:49  23 August 2010
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CPU testing with vanilla Stalker, and a large Mod

"Ten processors against the People's Solyanka"

Recent article from a guy who tested ten CPUs, single to hexacore, and a GTX 480, with the standard Stalker game (V1.0006), and a mod which puts an extra load on the CPU ("People Soljanka" . Lots of charts and graphs for Semprons, Celerons, and up, to the new Core I7 systems.

He mentions that scripters have improved the mod FPS from where it was last year (mod adds about 300 hours of content). How much do the extra levels, characters, items, and quests raise the system requirements? Check out the results, posted Aug-9-2010.

Russian:
http://people.overclockers.ru/Pesticid/record1

Google Translated:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//people.overclockers.ru/Pesticid/record1&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=windows-1251
  02:01:33  19 December 2010
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niadly
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I recently bought a $350 emachines computer. it came with 6G RAM and all I did was put in a 650W pwr supply and a GTS250, i took the CPU form my old PC - an AMD X2 555BE 3.2Ghz..

...this computer will play every game ive tried (including all STALKERS, and Crysis on MAX settings)
you dont have to spend a ton of money to get a good gaming PC. I spent around $500 and built mine. its not perfect (i would like to get a new GPU thats DX11 capable) but it works just fine. everyonce in a while while playing STALKER, the screen will freeze for a second while it loads, but its so quick that it doesnt bother me at all.

i get around 45fps-60fps when playing SOC with Complete 2009 mod
 
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