Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 XOC Review

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Crysis Results

Crysis v1.21
DirectX 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 '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.

Despite the fact that the 4870 X2 is about twice the age of the GTX 295, it does a great job keep up with the GTX 295. The overclocked 4870 X2 XOC almost matches the GTX 295 at 1920x1200 while basically tying with it at 2560x1600. Additionally, the 4870 X2 XOC gains a couple FPS over the regular 4870 X2.

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