Crysis

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Even after almost two years since it's release Crysis will make your system cry - it’s a monster! It doesn’t come as much of a surprise then, that the graphics are something special – they’re above and beyond anything we’ve ever seen in a PC game.

We tested the game using the 64-bit executable under DirectX 10 mode with the 1.21 patch applied. We used a custom timedemo recorded from the Laws of Nature level which is more representative of gameplay than the built-in benchmark that renders things much faster than you're going to experience in game. We found that around 27-33 fps in our custom timedemo was sufficient enough to obtain a playable frame rate through the game. It's a little different to other games in that the low frame rates still appear to be quite smooth.

We set all of the in-game details to High and forced 16x anisotropic filtering in the driver menu as there is currently no support for it in game. We tested at 1,280 x 1,024, using 0x, 2x and 4x anti-aliasing, 1,680 x 1,050 using 0x and 4xAA, 1,920 x 1,200 using 0x and 4xAA and 2,560 x 1,600 with 0xAA and 4xAA. By extensively testing using anti-aliasing in very high resolutions in conjunction to High quality, we'll be pushing even the bleeding edge hardware on test to the limit.

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Crysis

1,680 x 1,050 0xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    • 73.0
    • 44.0
    • 56.0
    • 35.0
    • 51.0
    • 30.0
    • 47.0
    • 28.0
    • 47.0
    • 28.0
    • 44.0
    • 27.0
    • 40.0
    • 25.0
    • 36.0
    • 20.0
    • 32.0
    • 18.0
    • 32.0
    • 17.0
    • 26.0
    • 14.0
    • 24.0
    • 14.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

1,680 x 1,050 4xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    • 62.0
    • 40.0
    • 47.0
    • 26.0
    • 45.0
    • 26.0
    • 41.0
    • 24.0
    • 37.0
    • 23.0
    • 40.0
    • 22.0
    • 34.0
    • 21.0
    • 31.0
    • 17.0
    • 28.0
    • 14.0
    • 26.0
    • 13.0
    • 21.0
    • 11.0
    • 10.0
    • 5.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

1,920 x 1,200 0xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    • 61.0
    • 38.0
    • 48.0
    • 28.0
    • 47.0
    • 28.0
    • 38.0
    • 23.0
    • 38.0
    • 22.0
    • 36.0
    • 22.0
    • 33.0
    • 19.0
    • 33.0
    • 19.0
    • 29.0
    • 15.0
    • 27.0
    • 15.0
    • 23.0
    • 13.0
    • 20.0
    • 11.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

1,920 x 1,200 4xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    • 51.0
    • 32.0
    • 41.0
    • 24.0
    • 39.0
    • 21.0
    • 33.0
    • 20.0
    • 30.0
    • 18.0
    • 32.0
    • 17.0
    • 28.0
    • 17.0
    • 28.0
    • 16.0
    • 25.0
    • 14.0
    • 22.0
    • 11.0
    • 15.0
    • 8.0
    • 8.0
    • 3.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

2,560 x 1,600 0xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    • 37.0
    • 22.0
    • 31.0
    • 17.0
    • 29.0
    • 16.0
    • 24.0
    • 13.0
    • 23.0
    • 13.0
    • 22.0
    • 12.0
    • 20.0
    • 11.0
    • 20.0
    • 10.0
    • 17.0
    • 9.0
    • 16.0
    • 9.0
    • 13.0
    • 7.0
    • 12.0
    • 6.0
0
10
20
30
40
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

2,560 x 1,600 4xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • HIS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    • 29.0
    • 15.0
    • 27.0
    • 14.0
    • 24.0
    • 12.0
    • 20.0
    • 10.0
    • 17.0
    • 9.0
    • 15.0
    • 8.0
    • 14.0
    • 6.0
    • 13.0
    • 1.0
    • 12.0
    • 1.0
    • 6.0
    • 1.0
    • 3.0
    • 0.0
    • 1.0
    • 0.0
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

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