ATI Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire Video Card Review

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Crysis

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.

Crysis Benchmark Results

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 just a few weeks ago.

Crysis Benchmark Results

Results:  Crysis is obviously tough on video cards with high graphics settings, with just one video card having an average frame rate above 40.  The Radeon HD 3870 was just below 30FPS when running Crysis at 1280×1024 and high graphics settings.

Crysis Benchmark Results

Results:  At 1600×1200 with medium graphics quality set across the board the ATI Radeon HD 3870 was able to run near 40FPS, which was fine for gaming. CrossFire on the Radeon HD 3870 with the 7.11 Crysis Hotfix drivers was okay, but a few flickers and glitches still pop up.  ATI’s driver team has made tons of improvements since the last time we tried to run Crysis in CrossFire.  The last article we did on the Radeon HD 3850 didn’t include CrossFire performance numbers in Crysis as it flickered too bad to be playable.  Now the game is playable and the benchmark results have been included for all to see.

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