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Benchmarks: System Specs, Crysis

Test System Specs: Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz) LGA775
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC3-10600 CAS7 Module(s)
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe (Intel X38)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GT (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 2900XT (512MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows XP Pro 32bit (SP2)
- Nvidia Forceware (169.09) Beta
- ATI Catalyst (8.43) Beta
- Intel System Drivers (8.4.0.1016)


First up we have the recently released first person shooter Crysis, which has redefined how todayís 3D shooters should look. That being said, Crysis is also a very demanding game and as a result playable performance is really only achieved at a 1440x900 resolution. Here the ASUS Radeon HD 3870 was 20% slower than the GeForce 8800 GT, which was a little disappointing. The Radeon HD 3870 was also significantly slower than the 2900XT, so not the best start then...