Benchmarks: System Specs & Crysis

Test System Specs: Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz) LGA775
- x2 OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 FlexXLC Edition Module(s)
- x2 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 CL4 FlexXLC Edition Module(s)
- ASUS P5N-T Deluxe (NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI)
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe (Intel X38)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 X2 (1GB) - ATI Catalyst 8.4
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GT (512MB) SLI
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GT (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB) Crossfire - ATI Catalyst 8.1
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB) - ATI Catalyst 8.1
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
- nForce 9.46
- Intel System Driver 8.4.0.1016
- Nvidia Forceware 169.28
- ATI Catalyst 8.4
- ATI Catalyst 8.1


As you can see the Radeon HD 3870 X2 is only slightly faster than the Radeon HD 3870 Crossfire setup, rendering just 2-3 more fps at each resolution (on average). Nevertheless this made the Radeon HD 3870 X2 the fastest single graphics card tested, overwhelming the GeForce 8800 GTX. However for all those Crysis fans out there, the GeForce 8800 GT SLI setup still looks like the best value option for this particular game.