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Crysis 2 Benchmarks

Florian Glaser (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 11/02/2011

Crytec's intensive ego-shooter, Crysis 2, takes everything a high-end laptop graphics card has to offer and still hungers for more. In the following article, we will describe the hardware requirements of this game with various benchmarks.

How We Test

We decided to use the first mission from the single-player campaign (submarine scene) as our benchmark sequence. This scene may not be as demanding as the outdoor battles in later missions but it does give us a good idea about the performance. The recording starts as soon as the protagonist looks up at his colleague. After a short briefing, we ran the character down a red-lit corridor. The recording ended each time at the broken pipe.

800x600, High DX9, Radeon HD 5850
800x600, High DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1024x768, High DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1024x768,	High DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1366x768, Very High DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1366x768,	Very High DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080 , Extreme DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080	, Extreme DX9, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080, Extreme DX11 High Res Textures, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080, Extreme DX11 High Res Textures, Radeon HD 5850

Analysis of the Benchmarks

Crysis 2 always looks good regardless of what settings we pick. To run the game fluidly with high details at a modest resolution (1024x768 pixels or less), the user will need a middle-class GPU such as the Radeon HD 6650M or the GeForce GT 540M. 

Very high details and a resolution of 1366x768 pixels requires at least a Radeon HD 6770M or a GeForce GeForce GT 555M. 

The Extreme setting with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels can only be run halfway well on high-end graphic cards such as the Radeon HD 6990M or the GeForce GTX 580M. 

Gamers who want the absolute best (Ultra-Preset + DirectX-11 + High-Res-Textures), need a dual-GPU system with two HD 6990Ms or two GTX 580Ms or a high-end desktop graphics card.

An overview of the games we have tested can be found here.

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Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
 Crysis 2 (2011)
low
800x600
High
med.
1024x768
High
high
1366x768
Very High
ultra
1920x1080
Extreme
 6NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
100.2
100.1
92.5
 7AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
100.2
100.2
95.9
 13NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
102
102
101
82.3
 14AMD Radeon HD 7970
101.4
101.2
100.7
83.6
 16NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
1012
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
64
 24AMD Radeon HD 7870
101.5
101.1
101
63.2
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
106
105
107
68
 31NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
103.7
103
101.052
48.752
 34AMD Radeon HD 7970M
101
102.2
102.8
54.252
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
347.8
239
141.42
68.252
 43AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
291.4
212.1
162.5
65.6
 47AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
190.5
134.4
103.6
43.32
 53NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
42.6
 54AMD Radeon HD 6870
121
41.52
 55NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
126
44
 61ATI Radeon HD 5850
205.5
151.4
113.2
39.9
 62NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
100.2
100.1
97.8
36.3
 63NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
189.1
121.22
99.52
363
Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
lowmed.highultra
 64AMD Radeon HD 6990M
186.4
134.3
1023
343
 65AMD Radeon HD 7770
101.3
100.8
85.7
33
 69NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
166.6
117.5
87.8
30.3
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
87
31
 71AMD Radeon HD 6790
166
113
84
30
 75NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
81.6
28.2
 78NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
105.1
102
82.13
28.63
 80AMD Radeon HD 6970M
178.9
126.3
96.8
30.2
 85NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
103.1
96.9
75.952
26.22
 89ATI Radeon HD 5770
73
26
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
72
26
 96NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
92
69.452
22.62
 108NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
98.2
81.6
60.13
19.43
 111NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
63.93
57.16
42.93
16.72
 113NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
115.6
79.3
59.43
20.13
 120NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
59
22
 129ATI Radeon HD 4850
62.52
18.52
 134NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
104.452
71.352
52.32
17.952
 136NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
63.73
54.36
40.97
14.81
 147NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
69.592
56.872
46.712
14.652
Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
lowmed.highultra
 169AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
88
54
44
17
 170AMD FirePro M5950
64.9
48.3
16
 176AMD Radeon HD 6770M
83.8
56.6
40.8
13.4
 177NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
59.062
41.042
29.772
10.462
 178NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
76.452
47.43
37.94
12.64
 179ATI Radeon HD 5670
101
68
50
16
 189*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
46.8
31.8
24
8.9
 199AMD Radeon HD 6750M
76.152
51.62
37.42
12.42
 201NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
58.552
39.42
29.12
10.32
 210*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
51
34.5
25.8
 211*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
56.3
38.6
28
11.6
 219AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
52.2
34.3
25.4
10.5
 220AMD Radeon HD 7670M
59.5
39.9
29
10.4
 221NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
56.7
37.4
27.1
 238NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
563
36.44
26.64
8.952
 241AMD Radeon HD 6650M
58.6
38.7
29
10.3
 247AMD Radeon HD 7660G
51
33
26
9
 254ATI Radeon HD 5570
48
32
23
9
 259AMD Radeon HD 6630M
51.54
33.954
25.154
8.92
 265ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
55.8
35.7
26
8.7
Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
lowmed.highultra
 272NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
51
34.5
25.4
8.5
 273*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
46.52
31.52
22.52
8.52
 275AMD Radeon HD 7610M
49.9
33.5
24.1
 318Intel HD Graphics 4000
42.154
27.454
19.24
7.14
 319AMD Radeon HD 6620G
37.8
25.3
17.8
 324AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
46
31
20
7
 326*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
30
20.2
14.9
 329*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
24.9
16.9
12.5
 332AMD Radeon HD 7470M
22.5
15.3
11.1
 337AMD Radeon HD 7520G
38.8
27.2
19
 363AMD Radeon HD 7450M
35
23.5
17.7
 364NVIDIA GeForce 610M
29.7
20.4
14.6
 367AMD Radeon HD 6470M
393
273
203
63
 369NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
31.952
20.652
16.12
5.22
 376AMD Radeon HD 6520G
27.4
18.4
13.1
4
 412Intel HD Graphics 3000
304
195
154
43
 415NVIDIA GeForce G210M
22
15
 439ATI Radeon HD 4350
16
10
 460Intel HD Graphics 2000
18
 518Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
6
5
3
* Smaller values are better. / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
123Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.
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Author: Florian Glaser, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2013-06- 6)