Crysis 3 PC Graphics Performance with 22 graphics cards
So then, in this review we'll look at Crysis 3 VGA Graphics benchmark performance with roughly 22 graphics cards. The new and very popular title is looking daunting from a graphics point of view. But as a result how will it perform on a selection of different graphics cards ? This review will cover all these basics and then more so you know what choice to make either graphics card or in-game settings wise.
Players take on the role of Prophet as he returns to New York in 2047, 24 years after the events of Crysis 2. He discovers the city has been encased in a giant Nanodome created by the corrupt C.E.L.L. corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments became known as the Seven Wonders. Prophet is said to be on a "revenge mission" after uncovering the truth behind C.E.L.L.'s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were erected to protect the population and to clean these metropolises of the remains of the Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are C.E.L.L.'s covert attempt at land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. We all have been waiting long for Prophet in this follow up on Crysis 2. The game is looking graphically to be quite daunting on the PC and as it seems it's a recipe that will not disappoint.
The Plot (Wiki)
After the events of Crysis 2, Prophet's personality stored in his Nanosuit assimilates and takes control over Alcatraz's body in due course of time. Together with Psycho and a team of elite soldiers, he travels around the world looking for the Alpha Ceph from the knowledge he gained during the events at Lingshan. One by one his team loses interest in the hunt believing all Ceph are destroyed, until Prophet and Psycho finally trace the Alpha Ceph in Russia and incapacitate it. However,CELL disables Prophet by powerful K-volts in Siberia and captures him so as to stop the threat he poses on their future motives. Locked in a storage device, he is transported to the nanodome in New York by CELL. CELL had run out of nanosuit soldiers to skin for alien technology that had integrated with their suits where Psycho lost his nanosuit to them, so they requested the transfer of Prophet to the facility as Karl Rasch resigns from the post of CEO in Hargreave-Rasch Biotechnologies, deletes all the research done by him and Hargreave of Ceph Technology so as to stop CELL from acquiring it and secretly releases a brief video of Prophet's whereabouts, the influence of the events of first two games and the evolution of Ceph, thus requesting the resistance to free Prophet as only he can stop the CELL and put an end to their corrupt motives and later joins the resistance himself. Members of the resistance, including his former teammate Psycho who now is without his nanosuit, are successfully able to free Prophet from the transport ship, which has docked at the New York nanodome.
Psycho explains that in Prophet's 20 year absence, CELL used Ceph technology to generate unlimited free energy. Eventually, CELL gained a monopoly over the power supply, and used it to drive everyone into debt. Those who could not pay were sent to "volunteer camps." A resistance movement formed in response to this. It eventually freed Psycho from the skinning labs, and he joined their ranks. The source of CELL's power generation for the entire world, called System X, is also located in the abandoned and encased New York. It has grown into a jungle. Psycho wants System X destroyed to free the world from CELL. Prophet, though worried about his visions of the Alpha Ceph and the end of the world, agrees.
Psycho and Prophet enter the dome, fighting through CELL forces and feral Ceph Stalkers. They reach the resistance headquarters, where they meet Karl Ernst Rasch and Claire Fontanelli, the commander of the resistance. Rasch tries to convince her that Prophet is what the resistance needs to finally overthrow CELL. Despite affirmations from Psycho, with whom she seems to have a special relationship, Claire is skeptical of Prophet, ostensibly because of the extensive modifications, the integration of Ceph genetic material, and the deep integration with his suit. Grudgingly, she agrees.
Their first target is System X's outer defenses. Despite CELL's capacity for infinite power generation, CELL chose to power its defenses with a hydroelectric dam. Prophet hypothesizes that CELL does this because it fears something about System X. Prophet, who continues to have visions, disables the dam and then disables the System X facility. It is revealed that System X is the Alpha Ceph. An inbuilt program thus activates to kill the Alpha Ceph. It fails, and the facility self destructs. The Alpha Ceph fires a beam into the atmosphere to open a wormhole to the Ceph home world in the M33 Galaxy. Through this wormhole, they plan to send an invasion force to invade the planet revealing their true motives for inhabitating the planet since millions of years. Prophet resolves to kill the Alpha Ceph and end the threat once and for all. The Ceph hivemind reactivates, and a coordinated Ceph attack ensues.
Prophet learns that he must unlock his suit to defeat the Ceph. Prophet and Psycho head to the skinning laboratory to use the cradle to do this and to find out who was responsible for skinning Psycho. At the facility, they see firsthand the atrocities visited upon the nanosuit soldiers by CELL. Psycho uses the cradle to remove the neural blocks put in place to prevent the Ceph from taking over Prophet's mind. It also lifts the restrictions on the nanobots in Prophet. They are now able to transform. Meanwhile, Psycho does more digging into his past, despite orders from Claire. He discovers that it was Claire who had skinned him and the others at the behest of CELL. Upset, he rebuffs efforts from Claire and Prophet to console him. Claire pleads that he was the reason she joined the resistance, and that she had no other choice. Prophet also claims that he had no other choice, and that he told him what he needed to know at the time of the Lingshan Incident. Psycho finds this unacceptable, as everyone has a choice. He hands Prophet the dogtags of Nomad, Aztec, and Jester, and leaves.
Prophet learns that because the Alpha Ceph is creating wormhole and the CELL plans to use Archangel, a satellite based energy distribution platform that can draw power from the entire world's power grid, as a directed energy weapon to destroy all of New York and hopefully the Alpha Ceph. Unfortunately, firing it at the Alpha Ceph would cause a chain reaction that would destroy the whole planet. To make matters worse, the Ceph attack Claire and the resistance. Prophet races to rescue them, but the situation is so dire that Claire tells him to leave them, as they are only holding him back. Psycho shows up with a VTOL and rescues the resistance. They proceed to the Archangel control facility where they shut off the weapon before it unleashes enough energy to set off a chain reaction. Rasch, who had used Ceph DNA to extend his lifespan, is recovered in the facility, but is now under the control of the Ceph. He disables Prophet and tries the same on Psycho, but Claire blocks his attack and Psycho shoots Rasch. No longer under control, Rasch implores the group to leave as the Ceph tentacle renews its attack. Prophet, Psycho, and the injured Claire board the VTOL and engage in a massive air battle, eventually crashing. Claire, succumbing to her injuries, is forgiven by Psycho and dies. Psycho, laments to Prophet that he is powerless because he does not have a nanosuit. Prophet fights with Psycho, revealing that Rasch had incapacitated Prophet because of his integration with his suit, and that they only survived because of Psycho's humanity. Psycho, now going by his human name Michael, resolves to do the slaughtering and procures another VTOL to take the battle and Prophet to the Ceph.
Michael and Prophet kill the Alpha Ceph, destroying the wormhole device, but the beam powering the wormhole pulls Prophet into space. Now in orbit, Prophet sees a massive Ceph Ship, similar to the one in Lingshan, coming through the wormhole. His suit heavily damaged, Prophet almost gives up, but instead he pushes on. Recalling Archangel's immense power, Prophet hacks into the satellite and uses it to destroy the Ceph ship. This collapses the wormhole and ends the threat of invasion. In the explosion, Prophet is knocked off the satellite by debris and falls back to Earth. He impacts the water near Lingshan Island beach where the story of Crysis originated. When Prophet wakes up, he is in a house in Lingshan. His suit is seemingly gone and his eyes are blue instead of their original brown. In the background, there is a news broadcast of now the Senator Tara Strickland who announces that the remaining assets of the CELL corporation have been seized as part of the global recovery effort. The nanosuit outer layer transforms itself as a human body and original face of Prophet is restored, thus technically ressurecting him as he grabs the dogtags of his deceased Raptor Team squad members thinking how he sacrificed his humanity and his body in quest for victory . He walks out to the beach, throws the tags into the water, and deciding to use his actual name "Laurence Barnes" from now onwards, walks back towards the house, cloaks repeating his famous taglines "They call me Prophet,remember me".
Elsewhere, two frightened CELL troopers and three frazzled men hurriedly retreat down a corridor. They are being attacked and pursued by an unknown enemy accompanied by strange sounds. It is revealed that the three men comprise the CELL board of directors. A door closes without incident. The Cell troopers turn around and are shot. The three nervous men turn to find Michael sitting at a desk. He claims to have had spent some time at one of their hospitals, and he wants to file a complaint.
In this article we are going to look at DirectX 11 class graphics performance measured with no less than 22 graphics cards from AMD (Radeon and NVIDIA (GeForce).