Crysis 3 Beta Performance Analysis

Product: Crysis 3 Beta
Company: EA
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: February 7th, 2013

Introduction, test setup, system requirements

The multiplayer open beta for shooter Crysis 3 launched last week. If you still haven't gotten a chance to play yet, no worry: it's running until February 12. Head here or boot the Origin client to begin downloading the game.

In terms of PC features and design, Crysis 3 is so far very much in line with its predecessor Crysis 2, from an almost identical UI to similarly strong graphics. DirectX 11 performance, however, seems considerably better, so in this article I'll be taking a look at where it stands at this stage. Note performance could very well change by the time the game launches.

Test setup

Testing was conducted on Very High settings with VSync and Motion Blur off on the Museum map. For the sake of consistency, testing was performed with no other players in the server during a minute or so run around the map, with varied gameplay. Testing was repeated to confirm there were no anomalies.

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333mhz)
  • Graphics: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Driver: 313.95

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: Dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (3GB RAM)
    • Video Card: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB VRAM

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: Quad core CPU
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Video Card: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB VRAM