Gaming Performance

Crysis (DirectX 10)


Without a doubt the most breath taking game I have seen yet, Crysis is from the developers of Far Cry, yet another title that was ahead of its time.  This game will bring any system to its knees, but look good doing it.

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NVIDIA GeForce 9400/9300 Chipset Review: IGP for Intel - Chipsets 132

NVIDIA GeForce 9400/9300 Chipset Review: IGP for Intel - Chipsets 133

For these tests we are using the out-of-the-box CPU and GPU benchmarks provided by Crytek in the Crysis directories – you can reproduce these tests easily yourselves this way if you would like to do so.  The CPU test walks through a level shooting buildings with a rocket launcher causing a lot of physics work to be done in each frame.  Even with an emphasis on the CPU, the GPU is obviously the difference here as the NVIDIA GF9300 chipset has a 63% faster average frame rate and more than 2x higher minimum frame rate. 

The GPU test, which obviously stresses the graphics system more, shows even more domination by NVIDIA’s chipset: it is 83% faster in the average frame rate.

World in Conflict (DirectX 10)


An incredibly detailed RTS game, World in Conflict allows you to look at your troops from a bird’s eye view as well as zooming to street level to get hands on with the combat.  As you get closer, the game only looks better, as the scaling detail is incredible making this title an easy pick for DX10 benchmarking.

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NVIDIA GeForce 9400/9300 Chipset Review: IGP for Intel - Chipsets 135

Ouch; the built-in World in Conflict benchmark really puts the hurt on Intel’s integrated graphics on the G45 chipset.  NVIDIA’s performance puts it to shame by running WiC 5.6x faster!

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