NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review

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Crysis 3 Performance

Crysis 3
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Crysis 3

Crysis 3, which is powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 technology, is the third installment in this popular franchise. Crysis 3 is the sequel to 2011’s Crysis 2 and follows Prophet as he returns to New York a few years after the events of Crysis 2. Like previous games in the franchise, Crysis 3 has impressive visuals that can tax even the most powerful PCs when cranked up to their maximum values. We tested this game at various resolutions with all in-game graphics options set to Very High, with 4X MSAA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled and motion blur set to high.

The GeForce GTX 780's higher clocks and newer drivers (which wouldn't install on the other GeForces) gave it an edge over every other single-GPU card we tested in Crysis 3. SLI scaled particularly well with the 780s in this game too, which put the configuration at the top of the charts.

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Save for a couple of spikes, there were no major problems with frame delivery in Crysis 3 with the single-GPU configurations. Interestingly enough, it was the GeForces that exhibited the spikes here, and not the Radeon HD 7970.

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The tables turn with the dual-GPU configurations, however. Here, the GeForces deliver far more consistent frametimes and the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire setup suffers from significant variations throughout the benchmark run.

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