AMD Radeon R7 260X, R9 270X, and R9 280X Tested

Crysis 3 Performance

Crysis 3
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Crysis 3

Crysis 3, which is powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 technology, is the third installment in this popular franchise. Crysis 3 is the sequel to 2011’s Crysis 2 and follows Prophet as he returns to New York a few years after the events of Crysis 2. Like previous games in the franchise, Crysis 3 has impressive visuals that can tax even the most powerful PCs when cranked up to their maximum values. We tested this game at various resolutions with all in-game graphics options set to Very High, with 4X MSAA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled and motion blur set to high.

The performance trend in Crysis 3 was very similar to some of the other games we tested. Here, the Radeon R9 280X finished right alongside the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, but the Radeon R9 270X and R7 260X had no trouble dismantling (get it!) the 7870 GHz Edition and 7790.

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Once again, the Radeon HD 7790's 1GB frame buffer significantly hindered its performance, as evidenced by the rocky frame times. Nothing out of the ordinary to report with the other cards, though.

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