Gaming Performance: Crysis
For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Crysis. When testing processors or motherboards with Crysis, we drop the resolution to 800x600, and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible. However, the in-game effects, which control the level of detail for the games' physics engines and particle systems, are left at their maximum values, since these actually do place some load on the CPU rather than GPU.
While the 3DMark 06 CPU performance module results broke from the previous trends, it seems they did not represent a weakness in the GD70's gaming ability. Our Crysis result shows that the 790FX-GD70 is very competitive with the M4A79T, taking the lead in this case and resuming the original trend seen in earlier test results.