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: On Crysis 3 at 3840×2160 the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 reference card averaged 21.07 FPS and we were running at 27.83 FPS on the GeForce GTX Titan X. Overclocking the GeForce GTX Titan X got our performance up to 33.48 FPS, which as great as it looks is still a couple FPS behind the Radeon R9 295X2.
Benchmark Results: It is extremely tough to get identical FRAPS runs on Crysis 3, but you an see that the GeForce GTX Titan X stays above the 25 FPS for most of the benchmark run and had less variance than the Radeon R9 295X2.