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Crysis SP Demo

Performance Comparisons with Crysis



If you're at all into enthusiast computing, the highly anticipated single player demo of the hot, new, upcoming 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 SP demo with all of the game's visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.

The Radeon HD 3870 and HD 2900 XT take turns edging each other out in Crysis depending on the resolution being tested, and the Radeon HD 3850 finishes just behind them.  The GeForce 8800 cards, however, performed much better here at every resolution.



Here we have another situation where the Radeons' performance don't scale well when running in a CrossFire configuration and the GeForces pull well ahead.  We should also note that running the Radeons in CrossFire moder resulted in numerous flashing textures.  Obviously AMD still has some driver work to do in regards to CrossFire.

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