Why are you posting links related to Crysis 2 when the game being discussed is Crysis 3?
Crysis 2 and 3 both run on the same engine. So articles highlighting unbelievably sloppy
examples of coding and engine laziness are relevant when discussing Crysis 3. Small puddle offscreen? Render the whole ocean. 6-sided plank of wood? 100,000 polygons, yada yada yada. Even without the DX11 patch, it was a heavy engine on PC hardware despite running reasonably well on consoles. The whole thing stank of poorly-optimised, rushed console port and I'm not quite sure why anyone would want to defend Crytek after such a blatant insult
to the PC gaming industry that birthed them.
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and Borderlands 2. Even TF2 takes a hit on fps when SlI is disabled.
Your rig has other issues, by the sounds of it; An underclocked 7850 can run 1080p Borderlands 2 very well, pegging the game at 60fps as it bumps against vysnc most of the time. A 660Ti can manage the same feat even at 2560x1440
As for TF2, can't netbooks run that now? I haven't played TF2 for a few years, but I'm pretty sure I had either an X1800 or a Geforce 6800GT running it nice and smoothly!
Edit - Nevermind, I see you're running relatively old 570's so I guess you would notice the difference dropping down to one. They were great cards once, but that's 2010 tech and we're in 2013; If you read back a page, you'll see that we were debating how a single GPU has always existed
that can max out most games
(Crysis 1/2/3 being the exception); by which I meant that whenever a new game came out, there was always a current, single-GPU solution able to max it out. Emphasis on 'current' and not 'over two years old'
So, obviously I'm thinking about getting a 7970 or something, and my nephew is thinking about getting a 7950 - so if we bought them at the same time that should net us the six game "Never Settle" bundle, right? Seems there aren't any retailers that really mention getting the double games for buying two cards, is it a real thing? Any reason it wouldn't work with a mismatched 7970 and 7950?
Wish I could answer that. I'm in the UK and this month's quartet of 7970s yielded four copies of Crysis3 and Bioshock Infinite, when I would have liked at least one copy of the upcoming Tomb Raider instead of the multiples.This
might be helpful info though:
- Not pictured: the "Ultimate Reload" deal, thanks to which buyers of two Radeon HD 7900-series GPUs will be entitled to free copies of all three aforementioned titles, plus Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs. Note that I'm saying GPUs, not cards. The promotion will apply to dual-GPU solutions like Asus' ROG Ares II. If you prefer to get two separate cards, AMD says you'll just have to check out with both of them in your e-tail shopping cart at the same time—or in a pre-baked PC from a systems integrator.