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Benchmark Results: Crysis

System Builder Marathon, March 2010: System Value Compared

Crysis has always presented problems for multi-GPU configurations at 2560x1600 and we even forwent anti-aliasing (AA) testing due to a CrossFire compatibility issue at that resolution. Discarding that resolution from the $750 system’s tests helps to avoid any potential embarrassment in a market where builders are unlikely to own a 30” display anyway.

Both of the overclocked Core i7 machines reach playable frame rates at 2560x1600 using the high-quality preset, while the $750 machine at least reaches 1080p.

Stepping up to very-high-quality presets drops the expensive systems into 1080p territory, while the $750 gets there only when overclocked.

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