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Crysis 2 Goes Direct X 11: The Ultra Upgrade, Benchmarked

We won’t be using the canned benchmark included in Crysis 2 for our testing; instead we’re playing an actual level to better show the kind of performance a player can really expect. Our overclocked 4 GHz Core i5-2500K removes any reasonable CPU bottleneck from the equation and focuses performance on the graphics cards.

Test Hardware
Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)
Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.
MSI P67A-GD65, Intel P67 Chipset
OCZ PC3 1333 MHz, 2 x 2 GB, CL 9-9-9-20-1T
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s
Graphics CardsGeForce GT 430
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 460 1 GB (Single and SLI)
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 580 SLI

Radeon HD 5570
Radeon HD 5670
Radeon HD 5770
Radeon HD 6850 (Single and CrossFire)
Radeon HD 6970 (Single and Crossfire)
Power Supply
ePower EP-1200E10-T2 1200 W, ATX12V, EPS12V
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper TX 2
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
DirectX 11
Graphics Driver
GeForce: 275.33 WHQL

AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL
Crysis 2
Version 1.9, DirectX 11 and High-Resolution texture Pack installed, FRAPS runs
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