It's clear that NVIDIA has shifted their focus on across the higher end cards to better suit high resolution performance, which makes sense. There's no real reason why NVIDIA should choose to increase the performance on these kinds of cards at 1280 x 1024.
This driver is certainly an improvement, there's no denying that. But if people realistically thought that performance was going to double in everything, and Crysis was going to give us 100FPS @ 1920 x 1200 then they were clearly dreaming.
Since we're on the topic of Crysis, I took the time to test it at high detail for everyone. There's a reason I don't test Crysis at high. When you get an average of only 50FPS at 1920 x 1200 at medium, the performance is going to be too poor at high. So even if the card is 10FPS faster than the other cards, if the average is that low it's not going to make a difference in terms of it becoming playable.
With that said, we get a very underwhelming 34.4 fps at 1920 x 1200 when set at high. When the numbers start coming up to a decent level we will move from medium to high, and then hopefully to very high; but I dare say that will be quite a ways away yet
Finally, before anyone says "Oh, 30 odd FPS is smooth, the eyes can't see anything more than that", then you are clearly missing out on a fantastic gaming experience. The sweet spot for averages is around the 60FPS to 70FPS mark. We don't want to drop below 30 FPS if we can help it. The day you can play Crysis at 1920 x 1200, or even 2560 x 1600 on High or Very High will be when the people who are used to high frame rates and slick looking graphics are finally happy with their Crysis experience.
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- Page 2 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark06]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR)]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Crysis]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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