|GIGABYTE GeForce GT-240 HDMI Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 05 January 2010|
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Crysis Warhead Test
Crysis Warhead is an expansion pack based on the original Crysis video game. Crysis Warhead is based in the future, where an ancient alien spacecraft has been discovered beneath the Earth on an island east of the Philippines. Crysis Warhead uses a refined version of the CryENGINE2 graphics engine. Like Crysis, Warhead uses the Microsoft Direct3D 10 (DirectX 10) API for graphics rendering.
Benchmark Reviews uses the HOC Crysis Warhead benchmark tool to test and measure graphic performance using the Airfield 1 demo scene. This short test places a high amount of stress on a graphics card because of detailed terrain and textures. Using the DirectX 10 test with Medium Quality settings, the Airfield 1 demo scene receives 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering to create maximum graphic load and separate the products according to their performance.
While the 9400GT and 8600GT, as expected, return unplayable frame rates, the GIGABYTE GV-N240D5-512I is marginally playable at 1680x1050 and playable at 1280x1024. Remember that these are the average frame rates; during parts of the 1680x1050 test, performance of the GIGABYTE GT240 dipped into the low 20s, which results in visible lag/stuttering on the screen.