Benchmarks: Battlefield 3, Crysis 3

The GTX Titan rendered an incredible 68fps at 2560x1600 in Battlefield 3, just 2% slower than the HD 7870 Crossfire duo and 6% slower than the GTX 660 Ti SLI combo while being 31% and 41% faster than the HD 7970 GHz Edition and GTX 680.

Despite being beaten by multi-GPU setups in average frame rates, the Titan fared better than any other setup when measuring frame latencies, taking just 17.5ms on average when playing at 2560x1600 – a hair better than the GTX 660 Ti in SLI and significantly better than the Crossfire setups, which are slower than what their average frame rates suggest. For instance, the dual HD 7950s averaged 25.3ms, or 31% slower than the GTX Titan instead of 30% faster as the fps data implies.

As we found in our recent performance review, squeezing 30fps out of Crysis 3 is no easy feat, especially at 2560x1600 on very high quality, but the Titan managed to deliver 31.1fps, topping the GTX 680 by 10% and the HD 7970 GHz edition by 31%, though it was 9% slower than the GTX 660 Ti in SLI and 15% slower than the HD 7950 Boost in Crossfire.

The Titan gave solid frame time results again with 35.3ms, which was only slightly slower than the GTX 660 Ti SLI setup. After their lousy showing in Battlefield 3's latency test, the Crossfire setups redeemed themselves in Crysis 3, with the HD 7950 Boost falling only 1ms behind the Titan – though it's worth noting again that the fps data pegged them as being 17% faster.