ASUS Radeon R9 270 Direct CU II Review

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 Asus Radeon R9 270  DirectCU II and GeForce GTX 660 were evenly matched in our Crysis 3 tests, with only a fraction of a frame per second delta separating the cards. The GeForce eked out a victory at the lower resolution, while the Radeon came out ahead at 2560.

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Disregarding the Radeon HD 7790 for a moment, there were no major frame time variations in Crysis 3. The mainstream cards may not put up the highest frame rates here, but the frames they do deliver are paced evenly (relatively speaking, of course).

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