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NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX in Tri SLI Tested

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 30, 2008 4:00 am

Crysis

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom time demo

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.crytek.com/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.ea.com/crysis/

 

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From the makers of Far Cry, Crysis offers FPS fans the best-looking, most highly-evolving gameplay, requiring the player to use adaptive tactics and total customization of weapons and armor to survive in dynamic, hostile environments including Zero-G.

 

Real time editing, bump mapping, dynamic lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features the CryENGINE™ 2 offers. The CryENGINE™ 2 comes complete with all of its internal tools and also includes the CryENGINE™ 2 Sandbox world editing system.

 

 

 

Moving to Crysis at Medium we can see that we get a good performance jump from a single card setup, but after that the GTX manages to outperform the GX2 both by itself and when running in Quad SLI.

 

Moving to High paints a slightly different picture; we again see the big gains over the single card when moving to SLI, but this time almost 100% at 1920 x 1200. Tri SLI also manages to give us at the lower resolution about a 15% performance increase. We can see at the higher resolution the SLI GTX setup is actually the best, beating out three and four GPUs.

 

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