Legit Video Card Reviews
ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics Card Preview
|Product:||ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card|
|Date:||Mon, Jul 14, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Crysis is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game that was developed by Crytek, and published by Electronic Arts. It was 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.
The full retail version of the game Crysis was used with patch 1.21 for benchmarking. FRAPS was used over the internal benchmark utility to help avoid driver enhancements. Legit Reviews has just NVIDIA data for this game as we just recently updated the game to version 1.21 and picked a new scene to run FRAPS on and didn't have time to re-test all the cards in time for this article, but managed to get a number of the high end cards tested.
Results: At 1920x1200 with very high quality settings and no AA, we were almost able to reach 30FPS for the first time ever when running CrossFire on the Radeon HD 4870 X2 video card. Performance at the other resolutions was actually worse than some of the other cards, so if you are playing with high settings at a lower resolution NVIDIA wins.
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Page 1 - ATI Radeon HD 4870 Sneak Peak
Page 2 - A Closer Look
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Company of Heroes
Page 5 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 6 - Crysis
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 8 - Power Consumption and Final Thoughts