AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Video Card Review

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Crysis 3


Like the others, it is a first-person shooter developed by Crytek, using their CryEngine 3. Released in February 2013, it is well known to make even powerful system choke. It has probably the highest graphics requirements of any game available today. Unfortunately, Crytek didn’t include a standardized benchmark with Crysis 3. While the enemies will move about on their own, we will attempt to keep the same testing process for each test.



Crysis 3 has a reputation for being highly resource intensive. Most graphics cards will have problems running Crysis 3 at maximum settings, so we settled on no AA with the graphics quality mostly set to Very High with 16x AF. We disabled v-sync and left the motion blur amount on medium.


Crysis 3 appeared to run for the most part on just 3 CPU threads and used up about 15-18% of our Intel Core i7-4960X processor with these settings. Notice that the processor speed was at 3.53GHz and we very seldom, if ever, saw the processor go into turbo mode on Crysis 3.


Benchmark Results: On Crysis 3 at 3840×2160 the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card averaged 27.39 FPS and finally we see the Fury X beating out the 26.64 FPS average seen on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.  Overclocking the GeForce GTX 980 Ti got our performance up to 33.18 FPS, which put it ahead of even the overclocked Radeon R9 Fury X video card.



Benchmark Results: Crysis 3 is damn near impossible to get identical FRAPS runs, but we do our best! The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card actually has a higher average frame rate than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and you can see how it leads in the majority of this test.

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