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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5850 Video Card in CrossFire - Benchmarks - Crysis Warhead

With our second HD 5850 on hand we take the time to see what happens when we CrossFire the new well priced ATI option.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 14, 2009 12:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Crysis Warhead

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched
Timedemo or Level Used: Airfield
Developer Homepage: http://www.crytek.com
Product Homepage: http://crysiswarhead.ea.com/
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Crysis Warhead updates and refines the gameplay of the original game through a sidestory plot involving Psycho, one of previous protagonist Nomad's allies. The game is a parallel story that follows Sergeant Michael "Psycho" Sykes, a character from the original Crysis, as he faces his own trials and challenges on the other side of the island during the time period of the first game.

 

It also showcases a new, enhanced and optimized version of CryEngine 2 using full DX10 extensions and is the first game developed by Crytek's Budapest studio.

 

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Compared to the single HD 5850 we see some very good performance gains. We weren't able to achieve a 30 FPS minimum with one card, but adding a second sees us achieve a 30 FPS minimum at both 1680 and 1920. At 2560 x 1600 we're only a few FPS away which a small detail drop would fix.

 

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