From our STALKER: Call of Pripyat review:
“One place where STALKER: Call of Pripyat definitely excels is in the graphics department, with fancy DirectX 11 tessellation, huge view distances and a gorgeous lighting system that really delivers in wow-factor. Pushing the game up to the maximum settings can require some hefty hardware obviously, but it’s worth the effort if you can because the technical prowess of the game is one thing that’s impossible to fault.”
We run the game in DirectX10 with full detail at 1,280 x 1,024, manually timing the game's first uncached load. The system is the rebooted and the test repeated twice, with the average result taken.