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I'm so tired of seeing crysis used as a test bed for comparing the two graphic card manufacturers product offerings. It wouldn't be that bad of a comparison if that game wasn't so heavily influenced/optimized/partial to just one company.

I take crysis benchmarks with a grain of salt because:

1. The game sucks
2. It's heavily optimized for Nvidia
Benchmarks are just that, benchmarks.

True, Crysis is in bed with Nvidia.

Whether the game sucks or not is irrelevant.
    
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Whether the game sucks or not is irrelevant.

Indeed! Just wanted to make it clear on the reason why I'm not swayed by crysis benchmarks.
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Glad thats cleared that up...
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Seriously $600+ for this thing.
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I thought that the 9800GTX was reaching 15000's in 3dmark 06.......or am i mistaken? That seems really low for a dual GPU card.....
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ComputerBase.de has some benchmark numbers on what is meant to be the not-so-mighty 9800GX2. From the numbers they've compiled, it looks like the 9800GX2 will be the worst value card from Nvidia in the history of the company.
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Hmm... my 3870 X2 got 17730 straight out of the box and these guys only got 15911? I wonder what test bed these guys are using. Maybe a slower CPU or something.

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I'm so tired of seeing crysis used as a test bed for comparing the two graphic card manufacturers product offerings. It wouldn't be that bad of a comparison if that game wasn't so heavily influenced/optimized/partial to just one company.

I take crysis benchmarks with a grain of salt because:

1. The game sucks
2. It's heavily optimized for Nvidia
Tend to agree with you here, I must say. Visually stunning, but disappointing game overall.
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Medium!


MEDIUM!!!

Why did they run that test in Crysis on Medium details? That's actually an insult to a high end card. Also, no 1920x1200 test on the 3870 X2.
"AMEN brother! I don't care what care they should do tests at all High settings at the very least, I would perfer all High and then all Very High. Then each resolution. Then with 4x AA 16x AF. It would take more testing, but who cares, thats what it takes to do a good benchmark!!!"

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"AMEN brother! I don't care what care they should do tests at all High settings at the very least, I would perfer all High and then all Very High. Then each resolution. Then with 4x AA 16x AF. It would take more testing, but who cares, thats what it takes to do a good benchmark!!!"

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Actually a good benchmark is utilizing a program that is neutral and not optimized for just one of the competing brands.

However, I do agree if they are going to use it they might as well use it, and not use watered down details or settings.
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Originally Posted by NCspecV81 View Post
I'm so tired of seeing crysis used as a test bed for comparing the two graphic card manufacturers product offerings. It wouldn't be that bad of a comparison if that game wasn't so heavily influenced/optimized/partial to just one company.

I take crysis benchmarks with a grain of salt because:

1. The game sucks
2. It's heavily optimized for Nvidia
I don't care who it's optimized for, that's what i will be using the card for so i want to see how it performs in the games i play.
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