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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  • crimson117 - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    If we tell him, will he help us stop Fatass? Reply
  • Stonedofmoo - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    ...Could Anantech post a review of the 55nm GTX 260's? In other reviews I have seen it appears the 65nm & 55nm GTX 260's use the same amount of idle power which is odd and at odds with the pattern we have seen with the 285&295 cards at 55nm. Reply
  • Stonedofmoo - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    Thank you for posting a more comprehensive review this time compared to the GTX 295 review posted earlier this week.

    The power and heat statistics are very useful and helps provide the information we need to make a decision.

    Keep up the good work!
  • SiliconDoc - Monday, January 19, 2009 - link

    I note Derek doesn't mention if PhysX is enabled or disabled in the NV CP, nor in Crysis for instance.
    I do wonder - since it could take a few frames from the NV cards. I wonder why that whole deal is SILENCE.
    I noted one comment "still shoving PhysX down our throats".
    I know I used to see HERE, "PhysX is disabled" before they got to the fps testing.
    At other sites, they claim "enthusiast settings" in Crysis for instance, even on a few charts here - meaning as the charts here say and as it is misspelled here "Physics" is ON.
    So, I wonder how that whole deal is in this bench set.
    I suppose it's left on for NV, then when the red card turn comes, a simple click and no problem - no PhysX - and no couple or a dozen framerate hit either.
    Sorry, I certainly can't say good job.
  • hk6900 - Saturday, February 21, 2009 - link

    Remove yourself from the gene pool, retard Reply
  • TheDoc9 - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - link

    This review was much better than the original gtx 295 review. Every question I had about these cards was answered and I was able to decide which will be my next purchase. Reply

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