NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Maxwell GPU Reviews

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Crysis 3 Performance

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.

Crysis 3
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Crysis 3

The GeForce GTX 980 retuned to its winning ways in our Crysis 3 tests. In both the single and dual-GPU configurations, the GeForce GTX 980 was fastest across the board.  The GeForce GTX 970 also performed well, but brought up the rear overall. Keep in mind though, the GTX 970 is also the least expensive of the bunch--by far.

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