|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.|
First thing we'd like to note is that we have yet to figure out why the EN9800GTX TOP SLI configuration performs so relatively poorly in both the DirectX 9 and 10 tests. We're still looking into it, but we wanted to show you the results in the meantime. If we ever get better results for the SLI configuration, we'll update this article.
At 1280x1024 and 1600x1200, the EN9800GTX dominates all of the other cards. It's nice to see that ASUS's overclock leads to an almost 3-FPS boost at 1600x1200. How can you not love factory-overclocked cards?
Once again, at 1280x1024 and 1600x1200, the EN9800GTX TOP performs quite well in Crysis.