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Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 SLI vs. The Beast™

by Tarinder Sandhu on 18 May 2012, 14:49

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Crysis 2

Review: HEXUS.net/qa5cd | Where2buy: amazon.co.uk
Homepage: ea.com/crysis-2 | Publisher: Electronic Arts | Developer: Crytek

Crysis 2 may not have lived up to the expectations set by its predecessor, but with the DX11 patch and high-res textures, it's a gorgeous-looking game.

Average fps performance

There's an 86 per cent uplift over a single GTX 670 card's score. The Beast™ is faster, clearly, as its extra SMX's power begins to tell.

Per-second performance

This benchmarks runs through a preset scene as fast as possible. This is why the twin-GPUs finish the test almost twice as early as the single GTX 670 does. The per-second framerate indicates the twin GTX 670's performance doesn't drop below 30fps.

Per-frame performance

Frame time
33ms
40ms
50ms
60ms
GTX 670 SLI
26.85%
2.18%
0.55%
0.02%

Zoom in closer and individual frames can take a while to be spat out. About a quarter of frames take longer than 33ms. The good news is that out of this quarter very few take longer than 40ms and super-slow frame latencies are hardly seen. The game feels smooth on two cards, certainly more than on one.