Crysis and CoD:WaW ResultsCrysis
On the other hand, this application still abuses modern video cards like no other. Most other games released in 2007 now play perfectly fine at the highest settings and AA/AF. Not so with Crysis. Point fingers at who you may for the performance, it is still an excellent benchmark (and looks damn good to boot). Settings are pushed to High, DX 10, no AA and 16X AF.
Even with no AA enabled we are still seeing low results. AMD has done a nice job finally getting their CrossFire setups to scale with Crysis, as they used to do a pretty poor job at that. Both can barely run at playable rates at 2560×1600, but for once, the Radeon duo runs faster in every scenario.
Call of Duty: World at War
This WWII shooter takes the CoD4 engine and spices it up a bit. It is still impressive to look at, but it does not require a super machine to run at decent resolutions and quality settings. The first mission is manually captured with FRAPS. Settings are pushed to Extra with 4X AA and 16X AF.
Texture usage is reduced to a minimum because this was also developed for consoles (which are notoriously low on usable memory for such things). So the 512 MB framebuffer of the Radeon cards do not hold them back in this scenario. Both setups achieve very playable framerates, but the GTX 285 does dip a bit farther down in terms of minimum frames.
I currently own an MSI
I currently own an MSI N285GTX SuperPipe OC. I’m trying to find a second one for SLI, but can’t seem to find one for sale anywhere. Do you happen to have one available? Even if it’s used, I would be interested. I know this GPU is older and outdated now, and I can buy any other 285 model and make it work for SLI, but I like the look of this MSI card and want both to be the same. My case is a showpiece with glass and lots of lights, so this is more an esthetic issue for me.