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

High-Resolution Texture Benchmarks

Crytek recommends a 1 GB graphics card when enabling the high-resolution texture pack, so we tested a few 1 GB solutions at both DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 to see if it affects performance:

Apparently not. Frame rates are virtually identical, regardless of whether the high-resolution texture pack is enabled. Unfortunately, we don’t have a 768 MB card on hand to see if this is applies to environment with less available graphics memory, too.

It's at least nice to know that folks with 1 GB cards can turn on this feature without losing significant playability in the process.

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  • Anonymous
    >.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    the reason i tell people to get a 6850 minimum even for lower res...games like this. Toms, how do 6 core phenom2's scale?? does it see improvement over 4 cores?
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  • dragonsqrrl
    Awesome, I've been waiting for Tom's to bench the DX11 patch. Thanks for the benchmarks.
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  • Anonymous
    O.O
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  • Anonymous
    >.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    Awesome, I've been waiting for Tom's to bench the DX11 patch. Thanks for the benchmarks.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    bear95>.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.

    What graphics card did you buy a month ago?
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  • jjb8675309
    sweet it looks like if you do not have 580 sli you can toss this game out, outrageous requirements to max out imo
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  • bebangs
    Is your monster rig is bored? Can't find any other games to play with your rig? Get this patch.
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  • coldtortilla
    wow now I am really ashamed of buying a core i3 for my budget gaming pc, hopefully it won't be that bad considering that the game favors intel architecture.
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  • Anonymous
    Always when you overclock a amd system, the CPU_NB (northbridge ) is so or more important then clock itself. Just raise the multiplier and no cpu_NB over makes no sense at all!!! The performance boost its significative!!
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  • Anonymous
    And the game play still is average or below. When people say they want gameplay over graphics and then push Crysis 2 you know that is not the truth.
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  • Scoregie
    God i'm happy i upgraded my GPU thank god... to bad i have a AMD 1055T god DAM IT outdated again o well just an excuses to spend $1500 on a new PC thanks Crytek :D
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  • Taylor422
    I would've liked to see how a single GTX 580 held out. There were single and double 570s, but only double 580s. Otherwise, good article. It looks like Metro 2033 has been knocked off as the benchmark standard.
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  • SteelCity1981
    So a $109 dollar Phenom II X4 945 CPU can play Crysis 2 just fine as long as you have a Highend GPU. Well I got one of the two now I need an Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 Time to retire my ATI Radeon 4770 and sell it on ebay.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    SteelCity1981So a $109 dollar Phenom II X4 945 CPU can play Crysis 2 just fine as long as you have a Highend GPU. Well I got one of the two now I need an Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 Time to retire my ATI Radeon 4770 and sell it on ebay.

    That processor will definitely bottleneck a GTX570 (at lower resolutions the performance hit seems quite severe), although yes, you'll probably still be able to achieve playable frame rates at anything but maxed out settings.
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  • SteelCity1981
    dragonsqrrlThat processor will definitely bottleneck a GTX570 (at lower resolutions the performance hit seems quite severe), although yes, you'll probably still be able to achieve playable frame rates at anything but maxed out settings.



    Doesn't look that way seems like the Phenom II X4 945 @ 3gz paired with a Geforce GTX 570 on highest details on a 1280x 1024 with 45fps seems to be pretty playable.
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  • wintermint
    Don't wanna be nitpicky on typos but for your test setup.. you mentioned "OCZ PC3-16000" :P
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  • dragonsqrrl
    SteelCity1981Doesn't look that way seems like the Phenom II X4 945 @ 3gz paired with a Geforce GTX 570 on highest details on a 1280x 1024 with 45fps seems to be pretty playable.

    Sorry, I just assumed that since you were going for a GTX570, you'd be running it at higher resolutions.
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  • flyboy86
    Wish they would have included the 5770 in crossfire.
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  • kurahk7
    It says "1920x1800" instead on 1920x1080 on the Dx11 page.
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    i have a GTX 460 1 GB, and yes, the benchamrk what Toms did its accurate. Maxed out on 1080p i have 20 -21 FPS. Core i7 2600k its bottlenecked by the GTX 460. I buyed the card last december.. so i dont wanna upgrde yet :( or i should? oO
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  • iam2thecrowe
    the reason i tell people to get a 6850 minimum even for lower res...games like this. Toms, how do 6 core phenom2's scale?? does it see improvement over 4 cores?
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