Overclocked Radeon HD 4870 X2 Shoot-Out: ASUS, MSI
||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 v1.2 with all of its visual options set to 'High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested A custom demo recorded on the Island level was used throughout testing.|
The Asus EAH4870X2 TOP and MSI R4870X2-T2D2G-OC performed a bit better than the stock reference card in our Crysis testing. The Asus card's higher clocks gave it a slight edge over MSI's offering, but both were faster than the reference card.