ASUS EAH4870 TOP Radeon HD 4870

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Crysis Performance

DirectX 9 and 10 Gaming Performance

If you're at all into enthusiast computing, the highly anticipated single player, FPS smash-hit Crysis should require no introduction. Crytek's game engine visuals are easily the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen on the computer screen to date. The engine employs some of the latest techniques in 3D rendering, like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur and Depth-of-Field effects, as well as some of the most impressive use of Shader technology we've seen yet. In short, for those of you that want to skip the technical jib-jab, Crysis is HOT. We ran the full game patched to v1.21 with all of the game's visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.

While the EAH4870 TOP falls behind the GeForce GTX 260 in the DirectX 9 test, it turns the table in the DirectX 10 test. The battle between the Radeon HD 4870 and the GeForce GTX 260 is definitely an interesting one.

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