Benchmark Results: Crysis
This notoriously demanding benchmark shows no difference between either of the two G92-based graphics cards, despite their varied clock speeds and frame buffers. Both cards land smack dab in between AMD’s Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870
The pair is also outclassed by the overclocked GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 board, which also bests AMD’s Radeon HD 4870 512 MB at all three tested resolutions.
Finally, the extra 512 MB on BFG’s GeForce GTS 250 demonstrates its value. At all three tested resolutions—but especially at 1920x1200—1 GB of onboard GDDR3 helps the GTS 250 almost double the frame rate of the GTX 9800+. Unfortunately, performance at that setting is too slow to be considered anywhere near playable.
The extra memory does help the GTS 250 perform more like a Radeon HD 4870 than a Radeon HD 4850, both of which do remarkably well considering their smaller 512 MB frame buffers.
Even the GTX 260 Core 216 at 1280x1024 is too slow for fluid frame rates.