Crysis 3 (DirectX 11)
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Crysis 3 continues to be a fantastic real-world benchmark for PC hardware and even with the power of the AMD Fury and Fury X, we are just hitting 35-40 FPS with the Very High image quality settings shown above. For the comparison though, the Fury card is a full 28% faster than the GTX 980 and is only 8% behind the Fury X!
Again, the Sapphire Tri-X Fury finds itself 28% faster than the GTX 980 while running at 4K!
|Sapphire Tri-X R9 Fury 4GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Crysis 3|
|NVIDIA GTX 980||AMD Fury X||AMD R9 290X|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind. Not only is the GTX 980 a full 28% slower than the AMD Fury in our testing with Crysis 3, it stays ahead of the R9 290X by 20% as well. Clearly the AMD Fury card is making a place for itself in this market.
Our CrossFire results are presented only to give you an idea of R9 Fury scaling capability as we didn't have a chance to test a pair of GTX 980 cards in SLI for comparison yet.
If any game were to benefit from CrossFire scaling, it would be Crysis 3. At 2560×1440 we are able to move from 36 FPS or so up to 67 FPS, a difference of nearly 90%!
The scaling rate continues to be fantastic at 4K though the raw frame rates are still under whelming.