Test System And Benchmarks
The Crysis 2 multiplayer demo has three levels of detail: Gamer, Advanced, and Hardcore. Unfortunately, the demo was disabled by Crytek before we could take comparison screenshots. What we can say is that the lowest Gamer detail setting looks very attractive, but Advanced and Hardcore really do appear to amp up the lighting model and water quality.
Because the demo has no built-in benchmark, the performance figures we gathered were taken during actual gameplay on the Pier 17 map. Because of this, the results might not be as consistent as a canned benchmark loop, but we’ve invested enough time to gather some solid and comparable data.
We do regret the omission of the GeForce GTX 570 and 580. The demo was shut down without warning and we didn't have time to benchmark these cards. On the plus side, you will see that the GeForce GTX 560 Ti was capable of pulling smooth performance at 1080p on the Hardcore setting. The following chart details the system and graphics cards we used:
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.|
|Motherboard||Asus P8P67 Pro, Intel P67 Chipset|
|Memory||OCZ PC3-16000, 2 x 2 GB, 1338 MT/s, CL 9-9-9-20-1T|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s|
|Graphics Cards||GeForce GT 430GeForce GT 240 GDDR5GeForce GTS 450GeForce GTX 550 TiGeForce GTX 460 1 GBGeForce GTX 560 TiRadeon HD 5570Radeon HD 5670Radeon HD 5750Radeon HD 5770Radeon HD 6850Radeon HD 6870Radeon HD 6950Radeon HD 6970|
|Power Supply||ePower EP-1200E10-T2 1200 W, ATX12V, EPS12V|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper TX 2|
|System Software And Drivers|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
|Graphics Driver||Nvidia 266.58 WHQL|
|AMD Catalyst 11.2 WHQL|
|Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo||Version 1.0.0, No AA, Pier 17 map, FRAPS runs|