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

DirectX 9: Low-Detail Benchmarks

Before we check anything else, we’d like to see if Crysis 2 was further optimized to perform better on lower-end graphics hardware. Both AMD and Nvidia have had time to update their drivers since this game first emerged, so let’s see how the budget-oriented cards perform:

We consider a minimum frame rate of about 30 frames per second (FPS) to be smooth enough for casual play, and at 1280x1024, the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 and Radeon HD 6570 are the least expensive options able to push that degree of performance. At 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, you’d want at least a Radeon HD 5770 or GeForce GTX 550 Ti. These are relatively demanding minimum requirements, but keep in mind that Crysis 2 is a very good looking game, even at its lowest detail settings.

Compared to the Crysis 2 demo benchmarks we ran in Crysis 2 Performance Previewed And Analyzed, low-end graphics card performance is higher at 1280x1024. As the resolution increases, this improvement disappears, though.

  • O.O
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  • >.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    Awesome, I've been waiting for Tom's to bench the DX11 patch. Thanks for the benchmarks.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    bear95>.> the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.What graphics card did you buy a month ago?
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  • jjb8675309
    sweet it looks like if you do not have 580 sli you can toss this game out, outrageous requirements to max out imo
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  • bebangs
    Is your monster rig is bored? Can't find any other games to play with your rig? Get this patch.

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  • 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.
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  • 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!!
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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