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Crysis v1.21

Crysis v1.21
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Crysis

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 produces some stunning visuals that are easily the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen on the PC 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 a beast of a game.  We ran the full game patched to v1.21 with all of its visual options set to 'Very High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested  A custom demo recorded on the Ice level was used throughout testing.

Score one for AMD here, sort of. In our custom Crysis benchmark, the Radeon HD 4890 OC bests the GeForce GTX 275. The reference clocked Radeon HD 4890 also outpaces the new GTX 275, but only by the smallest of margins. The Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 275 couldn't be more closely matched then they are in Crysis.

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