||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.|
We know this is getting repetitive, but the performance is what it is. As we've seen in every other test thus far, the slightly increased core, shader, and memory clocks of the EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Plus give it a boost in performance over the reference GTX 295, which propels the card to the head of the pack in Crysis--we, at least at the highest resolution. The X2 wins out at 1920x1200 by a fraction of a frame per second.