AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD
Like the others, it is a first-person shooter developed by Crytek, using their CryEngine 3. Released in February 2013, it is well known to make even powerful system choke. It has probably the highest graphics requirements of any game available today. Unfortunately, Crytek didnt include a standardized benchmark with Crysis 3. While the enemies will move about on their own, we will attempt to keep the same testing process for each test.
Crysis 3 has a reputation for being highly resource intensive. Most graphics cards will have problems running Crysis 3 at maximum settings, so we settled on no AA with the graphics quality mostly set to Very High with 16x AF. We disabled v-sync and left the motion blur amount on medium.
Crysis 3 appeared to run for the most part on just 3 CPU threads and used up about 15-18% of our Intel Core i7-4960X processor with these settings. Notice that the processor speed was at 3.53GHz and we very seldom, if ever, saw the processor go into turbo mode on Crysis 3.
Benchmark Results: Our Crysis 3 settings were a bit too much for any single-GPU card, but the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 was able to handle it just fine and averaged 37 FPS.
Benchmark Results: Our FRAPS logged showed that the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 never dipped below 30FPS on our Crysis 3 benchmark run with very high image quality settings! Gaming performance on both the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 SLI setups were great, but it still sucks that you need to speend ~$1500 to make this happen.