5. Crysis v1.2.1 (DirecX9/10)
Possibly the most demanding game title currently available, Crysis, stresses out the majority of the graphics cards.
In our tests, all the models gave acceptable frame rates at 1280x1024 with high quality settings enabled. Surprisingly, the Gainward Rampage700 2GB GS had an average performance at 1280x1024. The card gave just 38FPS, matching the performance of the HD4870 1GB GS:
We proceed by enabling the very high quality settings. Here is where the Gainward Rampage700 GS starts to shine. It managed to give 32FPS, while the next best performer gave 21FPS (Nvidia 260GTX). Note that Crysis is adequately playable at 32FPS.
Pushing the resolutions even higher at 1680x1050 and 1900x1200, we see that Crysis game is still playable with 27FPS and 29FPS respectively. The rest of the cards could not compete with the Gainward Rambage GS in these resolutions: