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

Test System And Benchmarks

We won’t be using the canned benchmark included in Crysis 2 for our testing; instead we’re playing an actual level to better show the kind of performance a player can really expect. Our overclocked 4 GHz Core i5-2500K removes any reasonable CPU bottleneck from the equation and focuses performance on the graphics cards.

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Test Hardware
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.
MotherboardMSI P67A-GD65, Intel P67 Chipset
MemoryOCZ PC3 1333 MHz, 2 x 2 GB, CL 9-9-9-20-1T
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s
Graphics CardsGeForce GT 430GeForce GT 240 GDDR5GeForce GTX 550 TiGeForce GTX 460 1 GB (Single and SLI)GeForce GTX 570GeForce GTX 580 SLIRadeon HD 5570Radeon HD 5670Radeon HD 5770Radeon HD 6850 (Single and CrossFire)Radeon HD 6970 (Single and Crossfire)
Power SupplyePower EP-1200E10-T2 1200 W, ATX12V, EPS12V
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper TX 2
System Software And Drivers
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
DirectXDirectX 11
Graphics DriverGeForce: 275.33 WHQL
Row 11 - Cell 0 AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL
Crysis 2Version 1.9, DirectX 11 and High-Resolution texture Pack installed, FRAPS runs
  • >.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.
  • dragonsqrrl
    Awesome, I've been waiting for Tom's to bench the DX11 patch. Thanks for the benchmarks.
  • dragonsqrrl
    bear95>.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.What graphics card did you buy a month ago?
  • jjb8675309
    sweet it looks like if you do not have 580 sli you can toss this game out, outrageous requirements to max out imo
  • bebangs
    Is your monster rig is bored? Can't find any other games to play with your rig? Get this patch.

  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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