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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  • just4U - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    There were some issues early on as the review came out (obviously got hammered..) good now tho.. Reply
  • MDD1963 - Saturday, November 7, 2020 - link

    The pages were indeed VERY slow to load the hour or two after they were posted....; overloaded, perhaps. Reply
  • NA1NSXR - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    What are you talking about, have you seen the prices? We got a big leap but we also got a value-destroying price hike. 5800X is in line with 10900K throughout the suite, but is newer and no cheaper! Reply
  • catavalon21 - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Agree. The 10850 hands the 5800x it's backside in a great many contests, at about the same price point, yeah. Reply
  • just4U - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    It's just launch prices (..shrug) I'd pay the premium for the 5900x and the 5950x but the 3800? Hmm no.. I'd either opt in for the 3900x or a Intel 10core part first at that price. Needs to be priced $10 cheaper than the 10900 (non K) which brings it closer to the 8core 10700K price. Reply
  • just4U - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    err (should read 5800x) not 3800. Reply
  • yankeeDDL - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    The 10850 peaks at 140W *more* than the 5800x. It's, literally, half as efficient as the 5800x. Running the 10850 will on a daily basis will cost you easily much more than the CPU's cost itself over its lifetime. Reply
  • LithiumFirefly - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    Especially if you live in a climate that's warm part of the year paying more for AC cuz that Intel chip is hot AF Reply
  • dagobah123 - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    This is so much more important than people realize. I think they should include a cost of ownership when discussing these prices like they do with cars. Reply
  • lmcd - Monday, November 9, 2020 - link

    it wasn't important when AMD was behind so why is it important now? Reply

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