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

High-Resolution Texture Benchmarks

Crytek recommends a 1 GB graphics card when enabling the high-resolution texture pack, so we tested a few 1 GB solutions at both DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 to see if it affects performance:

Apparently not. Frame rates are virtually identical, regardless of whether the high-resolution texture pack is enabled. Unfortunately, we don’t have a 768 MB card on hand to see if this is applies to environment with less available graphics memory, too.

It's at least nice to know that folks with 1 GB cards can turn on this feature without losing significant playability in the process.

  • 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 the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.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 the graphics card I bought a month ago is officialy outdated imo.What graphics card did you buy a month ago?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 to bad i have a AMD 1055T god DAM IT outdated again o well just an excuses to spend $1500 on a new PC thanks Crytek :D
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