Benchmark Results: Crysis And F1 2010
Crysis responds favorably to nearly every performance improvement that can be made to a modern system, from faster storage (“save progress” slowed progress on older drives) to memory timings, CPU, and GPU performance.
At stock speed, our current build fell between the former system’s stock and overclocked performance level.
Overclocking provided a much larger performance gain, allowing the new system to play more smoothly at 2560x1600 than the former system had at 1680x1050.
Performance similarities at Crysis’ most GPU-dependent setting cause us to speculate about the level of superiority in the new system’s Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards.
Using its “High Quality” preset, F1 2010 appears to be bottlenecked by the CPU in most configurations. Of course we’re going to push the game’s settings higher for our next chart.
Ultra quality at 8x AA reaffirms the performance improvements of our new system’s graphics cards over the previous build’s Radeon HD 6870s, and the most graphics-dependent 2560x1600 resolution shows around 5% performance gained for our 5% GPU overclock.