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Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by DL126 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:02 pm

Using the Crysis benchmark tool 1.0.0.5 Final
Global settings for benchmark run set to High
Catalyst Control Center 7.12
See system specs in sig.

XP Pro 32 bit @ 1280x1024
CrossFire turned off = 31.8 fps
CrossFire turned on = 39.7 fps

Vista Ultimate 64 bit @ 1280x1024 running benchmark tool in 32 bit mode w/ DX9
CrossFire turned off = 30 fps
CrossFire turned on = 39.795 fps
DX10 is totally useless on my system - anything off in the distance is constantly flickering on/off.
I didn't bother to test using 64 bit mode since PB doesn't support it & my server only supports DX9.

I'm hoping that game patches & driver maturity will help these numbers.
Sure isn't much of a difference for me considering an additional $250.00 video card.
As always, your mileage may vary.

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:37 pm

yup CrossFire doesn't work in DirectX 10 on Crysis, but it is rumored to be fixed once the new Crysis patch comes out.. That of course has been delayed - http://forums.legitreviews.com/about13252.html

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by DL126 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:04 am

Hey Apop ....
Don't I remember you having lock up problems running the Crysis benchmark tool in 64 bit?

Thought I'd let you know that I tried it 3 times and it locked up every time at the beginning of the 3rd loop.

Something is broken in there somewhere with the x64.

I had a Windows reliability rating of 10 until I started messing with all this video crap.
Then it was all down hill rather quickly. :lol:

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by DL126 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:40 am

Update =

Ran the same benchmark tool again using the same settings after installing the new 1.1 patch for Crysis.

Vista Ultimate x64
DX9 32 bit mode w/o CrossFire = 30.25 FPS
DX9 32 bit mode w/ Crossfire = 35.18 FPS

Comparing these numbers to the previous tests .... I went no further.
Considering the fact that I'd have to patch 5 game installs and 1 server, I'm removing the patch and going back to original conifg.
It ain't worth all the effort in my case.

Hope you get better results than I did.

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:12 pm

I'm not going to mess with Crysis till the right drivers come out... NVIDIA is working double time on getting them out I hear. As soon as the drivers come out you'll see an article on them.

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by vicaphit » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:43 pm

seems crysis has created more headaches than anything else.
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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by DL126 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:48 pm

vicaphit wrote:seems crysis has created more headaches than anything else.
You got that right.
I've wound up totally uninstalling it from Vista.
Got to the point of crashing over and over.
Still have it installed on XP but have pretty much lost interest in playing it.
Even shut down the server I had built for it.

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by w00fd06 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:56 pm

DL126 wrote:I've wound up totally uninstalling it from Vista.
Got to the point of crashing over and over.
Still have it installed on XP but have pretty much lost interest in playing it.
well from what I've heard it's not really that great of a game, so really, the only point in playing it is to look at the pretty textures and amazing lighting effects while your computer struggles to play it @ 40 fps if even.

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by Zertz » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:29 pm

w00fd06 wrote:well from what I've heard it's not really that great of a game, so really, the only point in playing it is to look at the pretty textures and amazing lighting effects while your computer struggles to play it @ 40 fps if even.
Pretty much. I went through the game and the scenery was, without a doubt, amazing. Other than that it's just another FPS.

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by vicaphit » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:49 pm

I have found it fun to go through the game multiple times and use a different strategy each time. The first time was running and gunning, then I tried some stealth, and strength, different directions in the map... I have found it pretty replayable!
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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by OwnageDC650 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:30 pm

Apoptosis wrote:yup CrossFire doesn't work in DirectX 10 on Crysis, but it is rumored to be fixed once the new Crysis patch comes out.. That of course has been delayed - http://forums.legitreviews.com/about13252.html
The ATI drivers have really sucked it up lately. I had a Radeon 3870 running pretty crappy. That is until it crapped out on me, literally. =(

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Re: Crossfire ATI 3870 & Crysis

Post by PCFlip » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:15 pm

huh those results dont look that promising but at the same time its nice to know that they are working on another patch for this game, I havent picked up crysis yet as well there isnt a point until I get a better graphics card to play it how it should be played.

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