Gaming Tests: Chernobylite

Despite the advent of recent TV shows like Chernobyl, recreating the situation revolving around the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the concept of nuclear fallout and the town of Pripyat have been popular settings for a number of games – mostly first person shooters. Chernobylite is an indie title that plays on a science-fiction survival horror experience and uses a 3D-scanned recreation of the real Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It involves challenging combat, a mix of free exploration with crafting and non-linear story telling. While still in early access, it is already picking up plenty of awards.

I picked up Chernobylite while still in early access, and was impressed by its in-game benchmark, showcasing complex building structure with plenty of trees and structures where aliasing becomes important. The in-game benchmark is an on-rails experience through the scenery, covering both indoor and outdoor scenes – it ends up being very CPU limited in the way it is designed. We have taken an offline version of Chernobylite to use in our tests, and we are testing the following settings combinations:

  • 360p Low, 1440p Low, 4K Low, 1080p Max

We do as many runs within 10 minutes per resolution/setting combination, and then take averages.

AnandTech Low Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Low Quality
High Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Max Quality
Average FPS



All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.

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  • zodiacfml - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    whut?! They were late buying the EUV equipment to save money, too much focus on profitability which will kill Intel slowly overtime. Reply
  • PandaBear - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    Yup, TSMC bought about 50% of all ASML output for the next couple years while Intel only bought 5%. RIP Intel, you got what you deserve and you are going to be the next Motorola. Reply
  • Threska - Monday, November 16, 2020 - link

    Like it says in the article AMD almost folded in 2015, and people were writing articles about it's demise. Seems no one has learned anything about predicting the future from that experience. The world needs competition. It doesn't need an AMD monopoly, nor an Intel one, and with good fortune RISC-V and maybe other competitors will come on the scene so we don't keep repeating the history of "Oh they're dying, and I'm rooting for it". Reply
  • Spunjji - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Keep on wishing, friend Reply
  • Jasonovich - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - link

    Hardly likely, TSMC is the bigger fish, has almost twice the capita as Intel. Reply
  • vais - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - link

    Luckily there are anti-monopoly laws ;) Reply
  • Threska - Monday, November 16, 2020 - link

    Let's see how the whole ARM acquisition by Nvidia shakes out before we all start quoting monopoly laws. Reply
  • Kurosaki - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    RIP Anandtech, these reviews makes it hard to come in without error 504 or the site c crashing Reply
  • catavalon21 - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    No issues here. Site's working fine. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Same here. Reply

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