ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP & R9 270 DirectCU II OC Reviewccokeman - March 9, 2014
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ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP & R9 270 DirectCU II OC Testing:
This third installment of the Crysis franchise, developed by Crytek and distributed by Electronic Arts, uses the CryEngine 3 game engine and requires a DirectX 11 ready video card and operating system due to its demanding graphics engine.
- 1x SMAA
- Texture Resolution = Very High
- System Spec = High
Can it play Crysis? Sure it can. Both the R9 280X DirectCU II TOP and R9 270 DirectCU II OC deliver playable frame rates in Crysis 3. At 5760x1080, none of the cards can get over 30 FPS with the settings used. ASUS' lower clock speeds, again, impact performance against higher clocked examples; though that is the expectation when you get down to it. Clocked identically, the results are indeed identical. The FCAT results show that both the R9 280X DirectCU II TOP and the R9 270 DirectCU II OC deliver pretty tight frame times through the benchmark run.