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Crysis(and now Warhead) are working damn fine on my system at 1080p with one of those Very High configs. Crysis and Warhead top out at 700MB of GPU usage. No AA, but 2x Edge. I only have a 768 460 and Crysis never stuttered unless I hit a save state. The games built in Very High/Enthusiast settings are not optimized at all and do things strangely. One thing to check is make sure Texture Streaming is ENABLED in the config. Disabling can result in usage of over 1GB, anyways.

Disable a card and see what you get. You shouldn't have a problem with Crysis or Warhead with no AA at very high 1080p or lower with a 768 460. You do need to overclock your CPU though, Crysis only uses 2 cores(and not very well) so the more cycles you can get the better.

If 1080p is your resolution I'm not even sure you need SLI. Just overclock the hell out of one card.
     
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There are the things that are causing you low fps.
1) You have 768MB version and having 2 cards = more GPU power the RAM is causing a bottleneck.
2) CPU if at stock is causing a bottleneck, it more then enough for one card but not for you.
3) AMD, Nvidia or ATi chip set their scaling is no were close to Intel P55/P67/X58. If for example in a Intel rig GTX460 scale 85% you are looking ~ 55% with AMD.
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I have been spending a lot of my days lately tweaking Crysis, I personally agree with what everyone is saying about the vram and cpu possibly holding you back.

@zeal
On my AMD rig, I only get 61.3 fps on average with max settings, and this rig it 74.2, so although AMD processors are alright, I believe most devs focus optimizations still on Intel based CPUs.

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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
I have been spending a lot of my days lately tweaking Crysis, I personally agree with what everyone is saying about the vram and cpu possibly holding you back.

@zeal
On my AMD rig, I only get 61.3 fps on average with max settings, and this rig it 74.2, so although AMD processors are alright, I believe most devs focus optimizations still on Intel based CPUs.

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Faster processors yield better game performance, it's not shocking.

Phenom II/Athlon II are equivalents of Core 2, not i7.
     
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