Crysis

Publisher: Electronic Arts

We patch Crysis to v1.21 and run it in DirectX 10 mode with High detail settings. We use 1,680 x 1,050 with 2x AA and no AF to give a reasonably real-world test without the risk that the graphics card will be a limiting factor to CPU performance.

We load a save game in the Relic level and play the game for roughly three minutes, following a strictly defined sequence of actions and movements. We repeat this test three times, or until a reliable set of results is achieved. The consistent results are then averaged to give the figures below.

This is the best way to test how a CPU affects game performance, as the game will be generating AI and physics and game rules for the CPU to perform. A timedemo addresses a CPU in a noticeably different way.

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Crysis

Crysis v1.21, 64-bit, DX10, High, 1,680 x 1,050 2x AA no AF

  • Intel Core i7-920 (overclocked)
  • Intel Core i5-750 (overclocked)
  • Intel Core i7-860 (overclocked)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (overclocked)
  • Intel Core i7-870 (stock)
  • Intel Core i7-870 (overclocked)
  • Intel Core i7-860 (stock)
  • Intel Core i5-750 (stock)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (overclocked)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (overclocked)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (overclocked)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (overclocked)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (stock)
  • Intel Core i7-920 (stock)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (stock)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (stock)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (stock)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (stock)
    • 39
    • 33
    • 39
    • 32
    • 38
    • 32
    • 37
    • 32
    • 37
    • 29
    • 36
    • 29
    • 34
    • 27
    • 34
    • 27
    • 34
    • 26
    • 34
    • 25
    • 34
    • 25
    • 33
    • 26
    • 33
    • 23
    • 32
    • 24
    • 32
    • 22
    • 31
    • 23
    • 29
    • 22
    • 26
    • 21
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10
20
30
40
fps (higher is better)
  • Average
  • Minimum

For analysis of these results, please read the Results Analysis page.

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