Diamond Viper HD3850 Crossfire Reviewccokeman -
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Crysis is a new addition to the gaming benchmark suite used at OverclockersClub.com. This game is one of the most anticipated and system intensive games to be released to the market right now. The Crysis single player demo includes a GPU benchmark to test the performance of the video card installed in the system. I will use this benchmark to test the performance of the Diamond HD 3850 series cards.
- 2x Anti-Aliasing
- Advanced settings to medium
- Cysis single player demo GPU benchmark
After testing three sets of drivers, including the newest Catalyst suite, running the cards in Crossfire mode would crash to the desktop without even making it into the game. Turning off the Anti-Aliasing allows for better framerates at all of the tested resolutions, but comes with the penalty of reduced video quality. At 1024x768, the HD 3850 has playable framerates, but once you move up higher, the FPS drops off dramatically.