Crysis DirectX 9 & 10 MP Performance

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Crysis DirectX 9 & 10 MP Performance

I came across a few little tidbits of info that you all may be interested in:

DX9 vs. DX10 – The endless question
To shed some light into one of the most discussed topics regarding Crysis multiplayer I would like to explain you the differences between Crysis MP DX9 and DX10.

As for the DX9 version we won’t have physics and day and night cycle in-game. That means you won’t be able to shoot down trees and/or alter any other objects than vehicles on the map. Additionally the time of day setting doesn’t change dynamically. This is caused due to the tremendous server load such physics might cause on crowded gaming servers. Still you will be able to experience maps with different time of day settings since the maps can be altered in the Sandbox2 Editor.

Rather than providing the community partially working features we limit this for the DX10 version only. Due to the strong hardware available with DX10, server load is less and performance is increased. This ensures the pure physics and day and night cycle experience without any limitation.

Gamers with a DX10 card are able to play on DX9 servers, but with the limitation of the respective server. Vice versa it is not possible for gamers with DX9 cards to play on DX10 servers due to the limited features.

Additional info at Total Crysis

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13-09-2007, 07:01:57

SAPPHIRE Technology is now introducing a new DUAL graphics accelerator based on the HD2600 XT.

news article

13-09-2007, 07:07:31

4 way Crossfire?

Do i smell a review too?:)

13-09-2007, 09:40:51

;) One would hope so :p

13-09-2007, 09:53:06

Mr. Smith
Not to nay say but the 2600 is bad, nay, dire. Putting 2 on one card... Nay I say! Nay!

13-09-2007, 14:09:37

Would this be any good? Not really sure, depends mainly on the price really

13-09-2007, 19:20:36

PP Mguire
From what im reading (and im kinda tired) did i get this correct that you can XFire both chips on that single card? So technicaly you should be able to put 2 in Xfire and Xfire the 2 chips together to make a 4way Xfire? I wonder what kinda performance that would bring. Im all for dual GPU cards really, (Even though they have sucked i thikn its cool). My question is, when will we see dual core GPUs?

13-09-2007, 23:42:21

There will probably never be "dual core" GPUs. THe reason is that a GPU is basically already many little "cores" all working together.

16-09-2007, 04:32:14

PP Mguire
How about 2 of the same "little cores" working together. Never say never in the computer world. Microsoft already has a touch screen table thingy that can tell you whats in your cup lol.

16-09-2007, 07:22:16


How about 2 of the same "little cores" working together. Never say never in the computer world. Microsoft already has a touch screen table thingy that can tell you whats in your cup lol.

What I was trying to say was that a GPU is highly parallel already. So a dual core GPU is rather illogical given the needless performance hit over a larger single core GPU.

16-09-2007, 07:37:43

Although this is based on 1 card, will this act like 2 cards are in the pc as far as the installer is concerned - driver wize ?

And with Cat drivers, already held together with black tape, will there be a regular crossfire driver requirement - or will it require a patch to utilize the fact both cards are on 1.

Be interesting to see some real world results from this card appears to me to be an attempt to leap into the 8800gtx/ultra bracket. `Look it`s 1 card`.

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