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.