Though it’s fairly old, Crysis remains one of the most demanding games in our benchmark suite. We’ve even given up on testing 8x anti-aliasing (AA), since it simply hasn’t functioned at 2560x1600 on our SLI-equipped systems, but 4x AA still applies a fairly significant load.
Only the SLI enhanced dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 can play Crysis smoothly at high details and a 2560x1600 resolution. Both GTX 285 models are similarly playable at 1920x1200, and we have yet to see a benefit for the 2 GB card’s added RAM.
GPU power is seriously strained at Very High details, with the GTX 295 playing smoothly at a maximum 1920x1200 resolution. The GeForce GTX 285’s drop to 1280x1024 for playability, and we've yet to see a benefit to the 2 GB card’s added RAM.
Enabling anti-aliasing at 4x finally allows the 2 GB card to emerge a leader, but only at the unplayable 2560x1600 resolution. The dual-GPU GTX 295 drops to 1680x1050 for its maximum smooth setting, while the single-GPU GTX 285’s are too slow at all resolutions.
- Wasn't 1 GB Already Enough?
- Comparison Cards: When 1 GB Is Greater Than 1.8 GB
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
- Performance Summary and Power