Crysis 3

Still one of our most punishing benchmarks, Crysis 3 needs no introduction. With Crysis 3, Crytek has gone back to trying to kill computers and still holds “most punishing shooter” title in our benchmark suite. Only in a handful of setups can we even run Crysis 3 at its highest (Very High) settings, and that’s still without AA. Crysis 1 was an excellent template for the kind of performance required to drive games for the next few years, and Crysis 3 looks to be much the same for 2014.

Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - High Quality + FXAA

Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - Medium Quality + FXAA

Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - Low Quality + FXAA

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  • rish95 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Yes. You can run PCIe 3.0 cards on 2.0 slots. Reply
  • rish95 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    This card is quite literally jesus for me. I've been waiting for something like this for a few years now.

    Currently I'm running an Athlon II X4 with a GT 240 on an OEM 250W PSU. I know it sounds like that may be a bit much for the PSU, but it's been working fine for years.

    There haven't been any cards without external power connectors released since the GT 240 that have been significantly faster. I know I could have jumped to an HD 7750, but it's still not that much of an improvement. Now I can get a massive 3-4X performance boost without upgrading my PSU.

    I hope this was worth the wait. I've had a copy of Crysis 3 for some time that I couldn't use because the 240 doesn't support DX11.
  • cbrownx88 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Good for you man! This does sound like quite the fit! Hope your power supply keeps hangin in there! Reply
  • Antronman - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    These cards will barely be able to run Crysis 3. Reply
  • rish95 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Did you even read the review? It seems to manage 36 FPS at high settings at 1080p.

    I don't need Very High and I don't need 60 FPS. I just need it to look pretty good and run at a playable frame rate at native res.

    This does seem to fit the bill.
  • Qwertilot - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - link

    The only worry in some ways is that the 20nm version of this is inevitably going to be non trivially better at the same sort of power draw. I guess it isn't at all certain if they'll do a roughly equivalent one now though. Obviously not terribly soon. Might end up skipping to 16nm or something. Reply
  • HighTech4US - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Quote: NVIDIA is making a major effort to target GTX 550 Ti and GTS 450 owners as those cards turn 3-4 years old, with the GTX 750 series able to easily double their performance while reducing power consumption.

    And they have gotten me to upgrade my HTPC GPU that was on an EVGA GTS 450 to a brand new EVGA 02G-P4-3753-KR GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB which I just purchased on Newegg for $160.38.

    This card is factory overclocked at Core Clock: 1176MHz Boost Clock: 1255MHz has a DisplayPort connector and a better copper heat assisted heat sink and fan shroud that exits some of the heat out the back bracket.

    I will be selling my old EVGA GTS 450 on eBay and should clear $60 so I will have a very nice card for the next 3-4 years for an upgrade price of around $100. Not bad at all.
  • pierrot - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Awesome this ITX friendly size is the standard, just need power now Reply
  • ninjaquick - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - link

    As neat as this is, it only proves that Maxwell scales within its TDP. It is consistent where it is at. Reply
  • - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    wow.............. Reply

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