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Test System Specs & Crysis

Test System Specs: Hardware
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.00GHz
- x2 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 CL4 FlexXLC Edition Module(s)
- ASUS P5E3 Premium (Intel X48)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- ASUS GeForce 9800 GX2 (1GB)
- VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 (1GB)
- Inno3D iChiLL 9800 GTX Accelero Xtreme (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTS (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- Inno3D GeForce 8800 (512MB)
- ASUS GeForce 9600 GT (512MB)
- ASUS Radeon HD 3870 (512MB)
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
- Intel System Driver
- Nvidia Forceware 174.74
- Nvidia Forceware 169.44
- ATI Catalyst 8.4

The GeForce 9800 GTX is impressive in Crysis performing on par with the more expensive Radeon HD 3870 X2, and playing second best only to the 9800 GX2.

The standard 9800 GTX was faster than the 3870 X2 when running in DX9 mode and slower in DX10 mode. However, the overclocked iChiLL 9800 GTX Accelero Xtreme was able to defeat the Radeon HD 3870 X2 at all three resolutions when testing Crysis in DirectX 10. Overall, the iChiLL 9800 GTX performed very well in Crysis when compared to the competition.