Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9650 ReviewSun, Oct 28, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Crysis is an upcoming science fiction first-person shooter computer game, that is being developed by Crytek, and published by Electronic Arts. It will be 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.
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 out less than 48 hours before the release of the Intel QX9650 processor.
Results: Crysis came out just days before this article was published, but we included it as the community is following this game like no other. The CPU scaling found on this game was much more defined than with BioShock and that makes for a nice chart. The Intel QX9650 was 8.5% faster than the equally clocked Intel QX6850 and almost 25% faster than the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition processor. It’s clear that CPU choice will matter with games like Crysis!