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In S.T.A.L.K.E.R., the player assumes the identity of an amnesiac "Stalker", an illegal explorer/artifact scavenger in "The Zone", named 'The Marked One'. "The Zone" is the location of an alternate reality version of the Chernobyl Power Plant after its second (fictitious) explosion, which contaminated the surrounding area with radiation and caused strange otherworldly changes in local fauna, flora and even the laws of physics.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl GPU Performance Comparison Graph

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl GPU Analysis
Comparing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 2.0.

To get the best visual graphical experience on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, aim to have a GPU that has at least 512 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

We are advised that 13 year old graphics cards should be able to run S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl graphics card requirements chart below.

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