Crysis is an upcoming science fiction first-person shooter computer game, that is being developed by Crytek, and published by Electronic Arts. It will be released on November 15, 2007 in the United States. The game is based off the CryENGINE2 game engine, which is an extended version of CryENGINE, the game engine behind the hit game Far Cry a number of years ago.
On October 26th, 2007, Crytek recently released a single-player demo that has the entire first level, Contact, as well as the sand box editor included. We used FRAPS to benchmark this multi-threaded DirectX 10 beta that came out less than 48 hours before the release of the Intel QX9650 processor.
Results: The full game version of Crysis came out just days before this article was published, but we used the demo as that is what all the processors have been benchmarked on. The Intel QX9650 was 8.5% faster than the equally clocked Intel QX6850 and almost 25% faster than the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition processor. The Intel QX9770 was 11% faster than the QX9650, and shows that the FSB and clock frequency really matter when it comes to the latest games on the market. It’s clear that CPU choice will matter with games like Crysis! The AMD Phenom 9900 actually came in behind the dual-core A64 6400+, but then again the Intel E6750 beat out the dual-core Q6600 with ease.