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Framerates are meaningless anyway without knowing the frame times.

Anyway, so is that with the "Gaming Evolved" thing is about in the game loading intro to Crysis 3? AMD Graphics, not AMD CPUs? When I saw that (I have g_skipintro enabled now), I thought that it was talking about AMD's CPUs.

Yes, AMD gpu but even in my AMD rig (thuban @ 4GHz and a 7970), I played that at Very High and 4MSAA. Tried 8 MSAA but I can't win matches. Smooth using both my sigs.

Of course, I have to play it at higher settings - heck i paid $400 for the 290 - it better max it.
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Yes, AMD gpu but even in my AMD rig (thuban @ 4GHz and a 7970), I played that at Very High and 4MSAA. Tried 8 MSAA but I can't win matches. Smooth using both my sigs.

Of course, I have to play it at higher settings - heck i paid $400 for the 290 - it better max it.

 

Don't you mean that it had better max it? :)

 

Anyway, all kidding aside, this makes me excited. I mean, I might be able to get the DirectCU II R9 290 for $489.99 shipped. To me, that's awesome because the DirectCU II GTX 780 is $519.99 shipped., yet it performs worse in Crysis 3 than the 290. Then, with the added factory overclock of the DirectCU II, well, yeah. The only thing that I'm not looking forward to is my transition from the NVIDIA Control Panel to the Catalyst Control Center... lol I'm sure I'll figure it out very quickly though. After all, I'm a geek. :)

 

Anyway, yeah, I have everything at Very High, AF at 16x, AA on FXAA, v-sync enabled, 1680x1050, Motion Blur maxed out, Lens Flare on, the works. Even with everything maxed out as far as possible, and even with a few of the 3D settings in the NVIDIA CP kinda maxed out (things that aren't controlled by Crysis 3), I'm getting what looks to be an average of maybe 25-35 FPS with frametimes in the 30s through the upper 40s and very low 50s. Yeah, I think that I notice the 20s, but still - it's not bad. However, that's why I want to upgrade. lol Crysis 3 is my new favorite game.

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yah, my single 290 maxes out this game at stock. this is one game that you can't really give up too much eyecandy. it is just beautiful. what i notice is . . . the minimum fps can dip down to the 30s and stay smooth. much like BF4 using 1080 60Hz. this was with the 7900 series cards when i was measuring fps. never bothered with the 290. i think fraps is still broke using hawaii.

edit: i don't use CCC. when first installing AMD driver just before rebooting, i go to startup program and disable CCC. the only time i use CCC is when i am benching or adjusting scale.
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yah, my single 290 maxes out this game at stock. this is one game that you can't really give up too much eyecandy. it is just beautiful. what i notice is . . . the minimum fps can dip down to the 30s and stay smooth. much like BF4 using 1080 60Hz. this was with the 7900 series cards when i was measuring fps. never bothered with the 290. i think fraps is still broke using hawaii.

edit: i don't use CCC. when first installing AMD driver just before rebooting, i go to startup program and disable CCC. the only time i use CCC is when i am benching or adjusting scale.

 

Oh, I don't have the NVIDIA CP starting with Windows (I don't know if it has that option actually). I just use it as needed.

 

Anyway, yeah: I love everything about Crysis 3, but I guess if I were really honest, then I guess that I'm favoring it right now because it's the most realistic-looking and most beautiful game that I own. That's not saying much, but still. I mean, I'm comparing it to Crysis 1 and 2, Mirror's Edge, COD 4 Modern Warfare, Ghostbusters, Quake 4, Unreal II, TRON 2.0, and Freelancer. lol Not only that, but it's like a movie! I love that! I've played through it nearly a dozen times now, and I'm still not skipping cut scenes. Of course, the cut scenes are even better looking than the game itself. One of my favorites is when Psycho shows Prophet New York the first time: "Welcome to New York. Version 2. Point. Zero." lol As Pyscho walks up to that control pad, the lighting on him and in that room is just awesome. I love it!

 

Oh man, and then there's the extremely high-res detail of the faces in the cut scenes, like being able to see all of their wrinkles and their pores, and then there's the frickin realistic eyeballs. lol The colored part of their eyes looks so detailed that I could swear that I could zoom in with a microscope and still see extremely high-res detail. It's insane. lol

 

I guess there's something else that I'm not looking forward to if I go with the 290 instead of the GTX 770 (which would be cheaper and could get me an upgrade in 1 week from now): the subtle differences in the way everything is rendered. I hope I like it. :)

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thuban and 7970. enjoy Hydrodam . . .

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thuban and 7970. enjoy Hydrodam . . .

 

Ooo... gimme a about 10-20 minutes. I'm in the middle of something, but when I'm done I'll go make a screenshot of that and compare. Is that at Very High? I mean, what are your settings?

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Bttlefield 4`s multiplayer is much better than Crysis 3`s multiplayer...you will play more bf4 than crysis.believe me
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Bttlefield 4`s multiplayer is much better than Crysis 3`s multiplayer...you will play more bf4 than crysis.believe me

 

I'm a singleplayer-only type of guy.

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Ooo... gimme a about 10-20 minutes. I'm in the middle of something, but when I'm done I'll go make a screenshot of that and compare. Is that at Very High? I mean, what are your settings?

yes, that is Very High and 4MSAA in MP Hydro Dam.
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yes, that is Very High and 4MSAA in MP Hydro Dam.

 

Oh, thank you. I'll try to make that exact same screenshot and then I can compare. I have something else to take care of first, so it'll be another 10-20 minutes. heh

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