With the large amount of members recently buying notebooks and quite a few of them buying with dedicated graphics to play games with I thought it might be helpful to compare the fps output from Crysis for those of you who have the game.
The official Crysis 1.1 patch is now available for download so best apply that before trying this as it will give a level base to work from.
Once the patch is installed, if you check the Crysis bin32 folder you will find a file called benchmark_GPU.bat
Create a shortcut to the desktop for this file as this will give the fps.
I am using the fps shown on the top left of the test screen after "Last played length nn time" as that seems to be the average.
The specs of the notebook I used for the test are these:
Vostro 1700 on mains power.
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Windows Vista Home Premium
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive set in bios to fastest
nVidia GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB DDR2 dedicated graphic memory
17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display
I updated the graphics drivers for mine from http://www.Laptop2go.com
I'm using 169.09 with the modified INF file. Follow the intructions there if you wish to use these files.
I have set the graphics in Crysis to all Low detail, AA off, Full screen and these are the results from the above batch file run 3 times at the res set below.
While 1440 and 1280 look nicest the drops in framerate in busy periods make it not so nice to play at.
1024 and 800 are very playable though all res' stall at game save's.