Crysis - DX10, High

Crysis

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Crysis is seen by many as the poster boy for DirectX 10 and it will make your system cry, quite literally – 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 8x 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 2xAA and 2,560 x 1,600 with 0xAA and 2xAA. By extensively testing using anti-aliasing in very high resolutions in conjunction to Very High quality, we'll be pushing even the bleeding edge hardware on test to the limit.

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Crysis

1,280 x 1,024 0xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • MSI NGTX275 Lightning
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Atomic
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
    • 87.9
    • 49.0
    • 59.5
    • 34.0
    • 56.7
    • 33.0
    • 55.5
    • 32.0
    • 52.6
    • 31.0
    • 51.1
    • 28.0
    • 44.9
    • 24.0
    • 35.8
    • 19.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

1,280 x 1,024 4xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • MSI NGTX275 Lightning
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Atomic
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
    • 73.8
    • 46.0
    • 53.1
    • 29.0
    • 49.2
    • 29.0
    • 47.2
    • 27.0
    • 45.4
    • 27.0
    • 42.4
    • 22.0
    • 42.1
    • 25.0
    • 38.1
    • 19.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

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

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • MSI NGTX275 Lightning
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Atomic
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
    • 73.5
    • 47.0
    • 51.4
    • 30.0
    • 46.4
    • 29.0
    • 45.7
    • 27.0
    • 43.4
    • 26.0
    • 41.3
    • 23.0
    • 36.3
    • 20.0
    • 28.9
    • 16.0
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 4870 X2 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • MSI NGTX275 Lightning
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Atomic
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
    • 59.7
    • 38.0
    • 44.0
    • 25.0
    • 39.7
    • 24.0
    • 38.5
    • 23.0
    • 36.9
    • 23.0
    • 34.5
    • 19.0
    • 31.0
    • 17.0
    • 24.6
    • 14.0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Crysis

1,920 x 1,200 2xAA 16xAF, DirectX 10, High Quality

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1,792MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Atomic
  • MSI NGTX275 Lightning
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB
    • 53.3
    • 32.0
    • 44.1
    • 27.0
    • 35.0
    • 21.0
    • 34.0
    • 20.0
    • 33.3
    • 20.0
    • 32.1
    • 20.0
    • 30.3
    • 18.0
    • 29.2
    • 17.0
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10
20
30
40
50
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

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