Crysis Warhead updates and refines the gameplay of Crysis through a side story plot involving Psycho, one of previous protagonist Nomad’s allies. The game is a parallel story that follows Sergeant Michael “Psycho” Sykes, a character from the original Crysis, as he faces his own trials and challenges on the other side of the island during the time period of the first game. It features new fully customizable weapons, vehicles and enemies, along with new multiplayer content. It also showcases a new, enhanced and optimized version of Cry Engine 2.
Playing in “Gamer” mode automatically sets resolution to 1280×1024 and optimizes the other settings around this resolution. We ran the HOC benchmark utility with very high image quality settings to benchmark Crysis Warhead.
Benchmark Results: Crysis Warhead is tough on video cards with the image quality settings cranked up as you can see from the results above. The Radeon HD 4770 went from being the slowest video card tested to the fastest when run in CrossFire! The Radeon HD 4770 CrossFire setup performed faster than the Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 275, which are both more expensive cards. Looks like the Radeon HD 4770 CrossFire setup is going to give a number of higher-end graphics cards a run for their money!