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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.

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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                                     Perf. RatingCrysis 2
 Crysis 2 (2011)
low
800x600
High
med.
1024x768
High
high
1366x768
Very High
ultra
1920x1080
Extreme
 22NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
~63.475%
100.2
100.1
92.5
 23AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
~64.575%
100.2
100.2
95.9
 32NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
52.7
102
102
101
82.3
 33AMD Radeon HD 7970
52.8
101.4
101.2
100.7
83.6
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
~10025%
1012
 49NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
~63.425%
64
 52AMD Radeon HD 7870
47.8
101.5
101.1
101
63.2
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
50.6
106
105
107
68
 61NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
44.6
103.7
103
101.052
48.752
 65AMD Radeon HD 7970M
45.9
101
102.2
102.8
54.252
 77NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
86.9
347.8
239
141.42
68.252
 78AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
82.3
291.4
212.1
162.5
65.6
 81AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
53.1
190.5
134.4
103.6
43.32
 89NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
~42.225%
42.6
 90AMD Radeon HD 6870
~54.850%
121
41.52
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
~57.450%
126
44
 100ATI Radeon HD 5850
56.5
205.5
151.4
113.2
39.9
 101NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
40.5
100.2
100.1
97.8
36.3
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
49.3
189.1
121.22
99.52
363
Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
lowmed.highultra
 103AMD Radeon HD 6990M
50.3
186.4
134.3
1023
343
 109AMD Radeon HD 7770
38.1
101.3
100.8
85.7
33
 113NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
44.2
166.6
117.5
87.8
30.3
 114NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
~4050%
87
31
 115AMD Radeon HD 6790
43.1
166
113
84
30
 121NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
~3750%
81.6
28.2
 124NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
36.9
105.1
102
82.13
28.63
 128AMD Radeon HD 6970M
47.2
178.9
126.3
96.8
30.2
 133NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
34.8
103.1
96.9
75.952
26.22
 137ATI Radeon HD 5770
~33.550%
73
26
 138NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
~33.250%
72
26
 143NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
~33.475%
92
69.452
22.62
 167NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
28.9
98.2
81.6
60.13
19.43
 171NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
20.8
63.93
57.16
42.93
16.72
 173NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
30
115.6
79.3
59.43
20.13
 185NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
~27.650%
59
22
 194ATI Radeon HD 4850
~26.850%
62.52
18.52
 199NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
26.8
104.452
71.352
52.32
17.952
 202NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
19.7
63.73
54.36
40.97
14.81
 213NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
21.2
69.592
56.872
46.712
14.652
Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
lowmed.highultra
 244AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
22.4
88
54
44
17
 245AMD FirePro M5950
~23.475%
64.9
48.3
16
 250AMD Radeon HD 6770M
21
83.8
56.6
40.8
13.4
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
15.3
59.062
41.042
29.772
10.462
 252NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
18.9
76.452
47.43
37.94
12.64
 253ATI Radeon HD 5670
25.4
101
68
50
16
 264*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
12.3
46.8
31.8
24
8.9
 275AMD Radeon HD 6750M
19.2
76.152
51.62
37.42
12.42
 277NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
15
58.552
39.42
29.12
10.32
 286*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
~14.675%
51
34.5
25.8
 287*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
14.9
56.3
38.6
28
11.6
 295AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
13.5
52.2
34.3
25.4
10.5
 296AMD Radeon HD 7670M
15.1
59.5
39.9
29
10.4
 297NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
~15.875%
56.7
37.4
27.1
 322NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
13.8
563
36.44
26.64
8.952
 325AMD Radeon HD 6650M
14.9
58.6
38.7
29
10.3
 334AMD Radeon HD 7660G
13
51
33
26
9
 339ATI Radeon HD 5570
12.3
48
32
23
9
 344AMD Radeon HD 6630M
13
51.54
33.954
25.154
8.92
 350ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
13.6
55.8
35.7
26
8.7
Pos      Model                                     Crysis 2
lowmed.highultra
 357NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
13
51
34.5
25.4
8.5
 358*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
11.9
46.52
31.52
22.52
8.52
 360AMD Radeon HD 7610M
~1475%
49.9
33.5
24.1
 409Intel HD Graphics 4000
10.4
42.154
27.454
19.24
7.14
 411AMD Radeon HD 6620G
~10.575%
37.8
25.3
17.8
 419AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
11.1
46
31
20
7
 421*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
~8.575%
30
20.2
14.9
 424*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
~7.175%
24.9
16.9
12.5
 427AMD Radeon HD 7470M
~6.475%
22.5
15.3
11.1
 433AMD Radeon HD 7520G
~11.175%
38.8
27.2
19
 459AMD Radeon HD 7450M
~1075%
35
23.5
17.7
 460NVIDIA GeForce 610M
~8.475%
29.7
20.4
14.6
 464AMD Radeon HD 6470M
9.9
393
273
203
63
 466NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
8
31.952
20.652
16.12
5.22
 473AMD Radeon HD 6520G
6.7
27.4
18.4
13.1
4
 511Intel HD Graphics 3000
7.3
304
195
154
43
 514NVIDIA GeForce G210M
~6.350%
22
15
 538ATI Radeon HD 4350
~4.450%
16
10
 559Intel HD Graphics 2000
~5.225%
18
 621Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
~1.875%
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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Florian Glaser, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2013-06- 6)