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Benchmark Results: Crysis

System Builder Marathon, December 2010: Value, Compared

Crysis has a reputation for being way ahead of its time in system demand rather than realism, and that makes it an entertaining “real world” benchmark. Many folks use this test in their buying decisions, and so we continue to use it in the System Builder Marathon.

The $500 PC survives through its High-Quality tests, as long as anti-aliasing is disabled.

Our System Builder Marathons have also gone without AA at our “Very High” Crysis settings, because enabling the feature formerly choked every system. Today, only the $500 build drops out of the race at “Very High, No AA,” so perhaps it’s time to consider re-addressing Crysis AA in future competitions?

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