Benchmark Results: Crysis
Age aside, Crysis remains the yardstick by which to measure playable performance. The game has even become a comment section meme: “But can it play Crysis?”
By tuning things down to the High Quality setting, we get reasonable frame rates at 1680x1050 and, to a lesser degree, at 1900x1200. At 2560x1600, performance simply drops too much. That magic ~10% advantage applies here too when comparing the Radeon HD 4890 to its 1 GB single-GPU predecessor. And its lead over Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 260 is almost exactly the same.
Same story here. But the inclusion of the Radeon HD 4870 512 MB demonstrates just how important it is to come to the table with at least a 1 GB frame buffer if you’re eyeing the higher resolutions and detail settings. Both 1 GB AMD cards start pulling away ever so slightly from Nvidia’s 896 MB GeForce GTX 260, too.