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 didn’t 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: The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition card averaged 22.5 FPS with these settings and that was enough to make it ~10% faster than the GTX 780 Ti cards from MSI and EVGA. Cysis 3 is tough on graphics cards and to be honest these settings are a too much for a single graphics cards.
Benchmark Results: The one thing worth noting when you look at performance over time is that none of the video cards experienced any major frame rate drops that cause stuttering.