Almost 2.5 years later, Crysis still brings many computers to their knees. The GTX 470 finally makes this game run smooth as silk. Our test settings are set to Very High with 16Qx anti-aliasing, to keep consistency with this article series. Since we compare the GTS 250, GTX 260, and the GTX 470, we want to make all three an apples to apples comparison. The GTX 260 does quite well, but the GTS 250 stuttered to a crawl.

This card never seems to have a problem when playing Crysis on Very High settings. We ran multiple gameplay benchmarks for both stock and overclocked settings. Check out the averages below. There are two sets of averages below. The first set is with vertical sync turned off, and the second with vertical sync turned on. There lies a wide margin between the framerates.

System Settings

Setting Value
Resolution 1680×1050
Anti-Aliasing 16qx
Fullscreen yes
Advanced Settings Very High

Crysis Gameplay

Vsync   Settings FPS
OFF Stock 33.4
OFF Overclocked 40.1
ON Stock 27.8
ON Overclocked 35.0


Settings FPS
Stock 30.0
Overclocked 37.6

Overclocking really helps gameplay FPS in Crysis. We improved overall performance by about 27%. In fact, during indoor and cave scenes, the framerate climbed above 60 FPS.

If you care more about lab benchmarks, we didn’t neglect you. The FurMark results are next.