NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI Ultra and GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GX2: Crysis
||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 SP demo with all of the game's visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested.|
With Crysis running at 1920x1200, the GeForce 9800 GX2 simply crushes the competition, with the exception of the GTS SLI setup. At 2560x1600, however, the scaling isn't quite as dramatic. We should note that we had an issue with the Radeon HD 3870 X2 at the higher resolution and have omitted its results.