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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 GeForce 9800 GX2 (1GB) - Forceware 174.53
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 X2 (1GB) - Catalyst 8.4
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB) - Forceware 169.28
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GT (512MB) SLI - Forceware 169.28
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GT (512MB) - Forceware 169.28
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB) 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 174.53
- Nvidia Forceware 169.28
- ATI Catalyst 8.4
- ATI Catalyst 8.1


It didn't take long for the ASUS GeForce 9800 GX2 to impress. We found it to be 57% faster than the Radeon HD 3870 X2 at 1920x1200 in Crysis. Furthermore, the GeForce 9800 GX2 was 26% faster than the GeForce 8800 GT SLI configuration, which was also very impressive

Rendering 47.7fps at 1920x1200 while using high quality settings in Crysis is something we had not seen before using a single graphics card.