Crysis Warhead Performance

Crysis Warhead delivers improved performance over the original, but it is still a system killer. We are testing the frost level.

Crysis Warhead

While the performance advantage of the Radeon HD 4870 X2 over the GTX 285 still leads the cost premium, neither of those two options really delivers playable framerates at this resolution. For 2560x1600 we really need the GTX 295 at a minimum.

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The advantage of the GTX 285 over the GTX 280 ranges from about 5% to over 11.4% which still shows a good improvement. The performance lead the 4870 X2 maintained at 2560x1600 shrinks as resolution decreases, making the GTX 285 a better deal at playable resolutions.

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  • SiliconDoc - Monday, January 19, 2009 - link

    Here, take a look at the power useage:
    There you see the SICKNESS in all it's silicon cooking glory... the 4870x2, the 4850x2 AND the 3870x2 ALL COMSUME MORE POWER THAN THE GTX295(x2) .

    Just look at that CRAP.....
    Now it's time to say WHAT HASN'T BEEN SAID:
    Since the 4870/4870x2/512/1024/2048 are all on a SMALLER silicon die - and all have a HIGHER core clockspeed, and ALL have mroe electricity surging through them, all causing MORE HEAT ... with those smaller cores FILLED UP WITH DATA and electricity more often at a DENSER level - guess what's coming ? !? !
    It's only been 5 months- and SOON - the 4870 monsters - due to ELECTROMIGRATION - are going to start BURNING OUT...
    lol - Another gigantic POINT - the raging reds have for 5 months never considered.... never brought up - never talked about...
    I can HARDLY WAIT till the failures start hitting hard.. in bigger and bigger numbers - it's inevitable.
  • hk6900 - Saturday, February 21, 2009 - link

    I really hope that you get curb-stomped. It'd be hilarious to see you
    begging for help, and then someone stomps on the back of your head,
    leaving you to die in horrible, agonizing pain. *beep*

    Shut the *beep* up f aggot, before you get your face bashed in and cut
    to ribbons, and your throat slit.
  • SiliconDoc - Monday, January 19, 2009 - link

    The 4870 uses more power in idle - look at the power charts.
    " No power savings" = 4870
    Gosh I am really sick of the lies.
    How did you manage to get yourself to spew that out ?
    The 285 is lower in idle than a 260 which also beats the 4870.
    "no power savings" = deranged redfan.
  • sam187 - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    I still would like to know if the GTX285/295 support Hybrid SLI -> Hybrid Power... Reply
  • Daeros - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    AFIK, the entire GTX2XX line dropped hybrid power. The only cards that support it are the high-end 9XXX cards. Reply
  • sam187 - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    The GTX260/280 also support it:">
  • Daeros - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    wow, I totally missed that. sorry Reply
  • Aberforth - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    man, some of these reviews are getting very generic and boring day by day, you take pictures of a product at different angles and do the number game, maybe it's because the technologies and innovations these days are becoming so forced and profit oriented. Reply
  • GaryJohnson - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    As opposed to the before time or the long long ago when technology was all about mystery and wonder? Reply
  • Aberforth - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    Yes Reply

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