|XFX Radeon R7770 Black Edition Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 14 February 2012|
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DX11: Crysis 2
The latest entry in Crytek's "Crysis" series launched in early spring of 2011. The initial release lacked DX11 support and was widely criticized for low-quality textures. A few months later Crytek released patches that provided DX11 features and more than a gigabyte of new high-resolution textures. Thus fortified, Crysis 2 is one of the most visually impressive games available.
I used the Adrenaline Crysis 2 benchmark tool to benchmark a scripted run-through of Times Square. I set the quality level to "Extreme" and turned on DirectX 11 and high-resolution textures. AA was enabled in the benchmark (although it's not a game option normally) to increase the load on these graphics cards.
Cost Analysis: Crysis 2 (1920x1200)
Test Summary: NVIDIA cards dominate this test, with the GTX 560 almost matching the performance of the $50-more-expensive HD6950. The HD7770 again nips at the heels of the HD6850.