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Crysis

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Review
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As always, Crysis is the most demanding game. So, it's very interesting to test it on new high-end cards. As always, global performance drops compared to other games, even though we use lower resolutions. We used DirectX 10 rendering in Very High Quality mode and only the shadow details were decreased.

Earlier disappointments are confirmed. During "easy" scenarios, the 9800 GX2 shows its full power (57% to 70% better than its competitors at 1600x1200, 51% at 1920x1200), However, when antialiasing is activated and the card should be showing all it has to offer, its performance drops to the same level as the other cards. It's actually worse than that since the 9800 GX2 shows signs of a bug when antialiasing is on. There are big horizontal bars and certain textures are purple, making the game unplayable. We applied patch 1.2, of course.

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    dwfresch , April 22, 2008 10:11 PM
    This author continues to refer to ATI as AMD in multiple articles. Not only does this bring into question this author's competence, it also causes me to question the accuracy of all articles on Tom's Hardware since the editors have overlooked such a blatant error.
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    ProphetMK1 , April 23, 2008 12:47 PM
    I am wondering about your competence. What does it matter if he refers to the parent company of ATI. If you aren't aware or have been MIA from the tech world in the last year. AMD owns ATI at a large 5.4 billion dollar so far debt that has yet to help my AMD shares.
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    AvatarC , May 5, 2008 7:23 AM
    I think you owe an apology to the site, dwfresch. When was the last time you visited www.ati.com and what did you first notice?
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    Anonymous , June 3, 2008 5:54 AM
    honestly, i know amd owns ati, but the two are totally seperate entities. the product solutions for one are different and when i talk about graphics card, i refer to them as ATI or NVIDIA, rather than AMD and Intel. If I stood up in front of you trying to convince you to gain our market share and talk to you about our products, im not going to say "The new AMD Radeon HD 3800 Series" because its NOT AMD, its ATI. And if i make simple stupid errors like that, how do you know that the rest of my information is right? My facts on resolution, memory bus, core speed, may all be just as wrong as getting the ACTUAL COMPANY NAME THAT PRODUCED THE PRODUCT wrong. Attention to detail gentleman. Having 200 cars isnt the same as having 500. Having a Mayback Exelero isnt the same as a Kia Rio. The LAPD is not the NYPD. Get the drift? Thank you
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2008 9:15 PM
    Its AMD NOT ATI, and I think the above comment has lost the point completely tbh.
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    Anonymous , June 16, 2008 4:36 PM
    aww yer ana a 550watt power supply
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    Anonymous , June 16, 2008 4:38 PM
    listen what is the best value for money graphics card that can play crysis cuz im upgrading with a 64 bit 3.06 gig hert processoer asus p5n sli and a gforce 7600GT
    so yer i dont wanna spend grands on my rig id b happy with a rig thats 80% up dere with the market cuz getting 100% up with the market is to expensive