XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 Quad SLI Versus ATI CrossFireXTue, Mar 25, 2008 - 12:00 AM
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 1.2 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 1.2 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: With the latest patch of Crysis and the game set to very high quality settings with no AA the video cards had a hard time rendering the game. The GeForce 9800 GX2 didn’t scale that well when the second card was added to the system and Quad-SLI was enabled. A 3% framerate increase is not significant, which is a shame since the second GeForce 9800 GX2 will set you back another $600. The ATI Radeon HD 3870X2 was able to scale by 40%, which is nice, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to one GeForce 9800 GX2.