Benchmarks: System Specs & Crysis

Test System Specs - Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz) LGA775
  • x2 Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7DF G Module(s)
  • ASUS P5E3 Deluxe (Intel X38)
  • OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
  • Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
  • GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
  • GeForce 8800 GTS (512MB)
  • GeForce 8800 GT (512MB)
  • GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB)
  • Radeon HD 2900XT (512MB)
  • Radeon HD 3870 (512MB)
  • Radeon HD 3850 (256MB)


  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (32-bit)
  • Intel System Driver
  • Nvidia Forceware 169.09
  • ATI Catalyst 7.11

Crysis Benchmarks

Crysis showed almost no difference in performance between the new GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and the GeForce 8800 GT. Both delivered exactly the same performance at 1920x1200, while the 8800 GT was faster at 1680x1050 and then slower at 1440x900. The new 512MB version of the 8800 GTS was 35% faster than the older 640MB version at 1920x1200 so that was good to see.

The 8800 GTS 512 was 7% slower than the 8800 GTX at 1920x1200. So while the Crysis performance is far from mind blowing, it is still quite good though we are hoping that the 8800 GTS 512 can provide us with a bit more headroom over the 8800 GT in the coming tests.