Exploring “Frame time” measurement – Part 3 – the GTX 680 versus the HD 7970 GHz Edition
Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts and released in March 2011 for PC and console. Crysis 2 is the DX11 sequel to the 2007 video game Crysis. It was the first game to showcase the CryEngine 3 game engine and the first to be released on consoles. It is a demanding game with excellent DX11 visuals which we ran at Ultra settings with the texture pack. Crysis 3 will be released this year.
Here are the Crysis 2 settings that we used.
The GTX 680 frame time chart is again first:
Now the HD 7970 GHz frame times. We see a many more and larger spikes in this benchmark.
Now the HD 7970 GHz rank
- Average time: Average time across the entire run
- 1% time: Time it takes to draw 99% of frames
- 0.1%: Time it takes to draw 99.9% of frames
There is quite a bit of difference in the evenness of frame rate delivery between the two cards. We will will note Crysis 2 for later to see if AMD makes any changes in their drivers. Let’s look at our last benchmark using the Unigine 3.0 engine.