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Wednesday, 06 July 2011 10:28

Geforce GTX 580M is not enough for DX11 Crysis 2

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Alienware MX18 at 1920x1080
The DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 is finally out and we have been playing with that in our lab for a few days now.

In addition to the patch, we had a chance to see one of the most powerful notebooks on planet earth, Alienware MX18 a massive notebook with a lot of graphics muscle and CPU power. The “notebook” is powered by the recently launched Geforce GTX 580 mobile chip and you can imagine our surprise when we learned that this chip is not enough to run Crysis 2 at 1920x1080 at more than 20 FPS. It was stuttering in DirectX 11 and it was going really smooth in DirectX 9 mode.

It turns out that for Crysis 2 at this resolution and DirectX 11 settings and everything at highest possible, you need at least two of these cards. To put things in perspective, Alienware US charges $1,200 for two Geforce GTX 580M with 2GB GDDR5 each and you can imagine that this is a lot of money.

The base price of the rig with Geforce GTX 460M graphics starts at $2,149 and jumps to a shocking $3,349 when you add these two cards. In the German market MX18 prices start at €1999 and two Geforce GTX 580M cards are still not available. The UK the model starts at £1699 again misses the two GTX 580 M that might show up shortly as an option.

So Crysis 2 for notebook users at HD and with DirectX 11 will be a thing for extremely rich folks and for the rest we think a desktop is a much better idea.
Last modified on Thursday, 07 July 2011 08:53
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+10 #1 Alterecho 2011-07-06 11:36
How does the 6970m measure upto the GTX 580m in directX11 Crysis 2?
 
 
+8 #2 chyll2 2011-07-06 11:41
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Alienware US changes $1,200 for two Geforce GTX 580M with 2GB GDDR5 each and you can imagine that this is a lot of money.

charges
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So Crysis 2 for notebook users at HD and with DirectX 11 will be a thing for extremely rich folks and for the rest we think a desktop is a much better idea.

agreed!
 
 
-1 #3 chyll2 2011-07-06 11:42
Quoting Alterecho:
How does the 6970m measure upto the GTX 580m in directX11 Crysis 2?

this is a Fuad article, dont expect anything AMD related stuffs from him.
 
 
+9 #4 maroon1 2011-07-06 12:00
Quoting chyll2:
Quoting Alterecho:
How does the 6970m measure upto the GTX 580m in directX11 Crysis 2?

this is a Fuad article, dont expect anything AMD related stuffs from him.



AMD graphics card don't perform very well in crysis 2 DX11 compared to Nvidia
http://gamegpu.ru/plugins/content/jumultithumb/img.php?src=Li4vLi4vLi4vaW1hZ2VzL3N0b3JpZXMvVGVzdF9HUFUvQWN0aW9uL0NyeXNpc18yX19fRGlyZWN0WF8xMS90ZXN0L0NyeXNpczJfMTE5LnBuZyZhbXA7dz05MzAmYW1wO2g9MCZhbXA7cT0yMDAmYW1wO3pjPTA=
 
 
-27 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-07-06 12:33
Any problems will be fixed. Besides, does anybody even play Crysis 2 anymore?!! :D
 
 
-18 #6 dan 2011-07-06 12:52
Crytek receive money from Nvidia to 'optimize' Cryengine for their chips. Any performance advantage NV has over AMD is because of this, because as everyone knows the Radeons are better than Geforce in every metric.
 
 
-12 #7 bro_fist 2011-07-06 13:31
Quoting dan:
Crytek receive money from Nvidia to 'optimize' Cryengine for their chips. Any performance advantage NV has over AMD is because of this, because as everyone knows the Radeons are better than Geforce in every metric.


Dirt 2;3, Shogun 2 sucks on Radeon. AMD Sucking Evolved. :D
 
 
+16 #8 yourma2000 2011-07-06 14:24
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Any problems will be fixed.



it's not a case of "problems", the chip isn't powerful enough to give smooth framerates in DX11 mode, nothing can be "fixed" on the chip without increase cores and transistors that will increase performance
 
 
+3 #9 neo222 2011-07-06 14:46
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" The UK the model starts at £1699 "
= Sentence Formation PHAIL!!! :D


Fudo..Pls hire some Proof readers....
 
 
+6 #10 godrilla 2011-07-06 16:30
Even if you are rich it will be stupid to buy this. A desktop replacement that's ways a ton and uses a lot of power, and costs a fortune to play crysis 2 in dx 11 lol. Wait for 28nm mobile chips I say and enjoy playing with your cheaper high end desktops now.

And 2 gtx 580m get 40 fps lol? And a gtx 580 regular gets 60+ fps@ 1080p
 

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