Cryostasis is a first person, survival-horror shooter set for release in early 2009. The game is set in a dark and gritty environment where ice is constantly melting around you, making water a key theme in the game. In order to achieve life-like liquid behavior, thousands of fluid particles must be simulated. The first room in the Cryostasis Techdemo alone contains just under 30,000 fluid particles which interact realistically with the environment and other particles. Below are two clips from this scene to show you the differences between the ATI and GeForce video cards in the first room of the Techdemo. Both videos were recorded with FRAPS and the speed was not adjusted on either film. If you play both at the same time you can see plain as day which one has a higher framerate as both start at the same time.
AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB:
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216:
After watching those clips from the first room, you already know what the performance numbers will look like – but what the heck, we’ll give you those as well.