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Single R9 295X2 Handles Lichdom: Battlemage at 3x Ultra HD Eyefinity

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One of AMD's lead testers, Jason Megit tweeted these pictures of a gaming PC build running Lichdom: Battlemage at "super high resolution." How high? 11520 x 2160 pixels, or a 3-display Eyefinity setup using Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) monitors. You might think the system must be running three or four top of the line cards, given that Lichdom: Battlemage is driven by CryEngine 3, the same one that powers Crysis 3, from the makers of some of the most GPU-intensive games; but it isn't. The game was running on a single Radeon R9 295X2 dual-GPU graphics card. Lichdom: Battlemage is currently available as a pre-alpha, if you pre-order the game for $19.99 on Steam. From the looks of it, Lichdom: Battlemage is shaping up to be a modern-day Hexen.



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Cry Engine 3 eh?



I'd be interested in how they managed that given how it performs on Crysis 3 on a single UHD monitor. I'm not 'dissing' the report, just curious as to how playable it is and with what features turned off, in an alpha, nonetheless.

And I'm not a hater. Besides, I'd bloody hope a $1500 gfx card can do anything quite frankly. And to even things up, I'd hope Titan Z can do the same and at the same time make me a cup of tea and work out my best pension contributions for maximum fiscal efficiency.
 
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Unless they stop dropping below 60 FPS it's wasted money.

The FPS is all over the place, really crappy experience that must be.
 
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Cry Engine 3 eh?



I'd be interested in how they managed that given how it performs on Crysis 3 on a single UHD monitor. I'm not 'dissing' the report, just curious as to how playable it is and with what features turned off, in an alpha, nonetheless.

And I'm not a hater. Besides, I'd bloody hope a $1500 gfx card can do anything quite frankly. And to even things up, I'd hope Titan Z can do the same and at the same time make me a cup of tea and work out my best pension contributions for maximum fiscal efficiency.
Even though the game is based off Cryis 3 engine doesn't mean that game runs as intense as cryis 3 , untill we see the game , but either way, yeh i have hard time with 3x 4k rendering any relatively new game .
 
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Cry Engine 3 eh?



I'd be interested in how they managed that given how it performs on Crysis 3 on a single UHD monitor. I'm not 'dissing' the report, just curious as to how playable it is and with what features turned off, in an alpha, nonetheless.

And I'm not a hater. Besides, I'd bloody hope a $1500 gfx card can do anything quite frankly. And to even things up, I'd hope Titan Z can do the same and at the same time make me a cup of tea and work out my best pension contributions for maximum fiscal efficiency.
Im not sure how accurate that is because that sites number are very odd in general. I mean they are stating that the difference between a stock 290X and a Dual GPU 295 is 4FPS which feels weird there. Maybe some sites are different, but according to others at 4k the difference in FPS is much more noted. Could be the site I picked or whatever but I can't imagine a difference of 4FPS on a 295 vs 290X in terms of performance especially because my trio of 290X's scale well in high resolutions.
 
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Im not sure how accurate that is because that sites number are very odd in general. I mean they are stating that the difference between a stock 290X and a Dual GPU 295 is 4FPS which feels weird there. Maybe some sites are different, but according to others at 4k the difference in FPS is much more noted. Could be the site I picked or whatever but I can't imagine a difference of 4FPS on a 295 vs 290X in terms of performance especially because my trio of 290X's scale well in high resolutions.
They dropped the System Spec from high on the 295X2 to medium on the 290X and no AA.
 
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CryEngine 3 isn't necessarily more demanding to run than any other game engine. You could build League of Legends in CryEngine 3 and it would still run smoothly on weak systems. The Crysis series is traditionally so demanding because it's essentially CryTek's real-world demo for the game to show off what the engine is capable of. There are a TON of games made with CryEngine 3 that can be run just fine on low-end and mid-range systems. The Crysis series is just built to push the engine and the machine it's running on to the limit. This game is likely far less demanding and a configuration like this is possible as a result.
 
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They dropped the System Spec from high on the 295X2 to medium on the 290X and no AA.
Oh so it would seem, my mistake
 
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doesn't matter what game engine being used. what matters are how the dev use the engine. just because it is based on Cry Engine 3 that the game based on the engine will look good as good as Crysis 3
 
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doesn't matter what game engine being used. what matters are how the dev use the engine. just because it is based on Cry Engine 3 that the game based on the engine will look good as good as Crysis 3
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
 
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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
Wow Its getting bad when I can't understand you mate ,lay off the pipe eh.
Good card , , still a bad price even though it can run this at a crazy resolution, calm the hate though ,the nvidia version of this PR bull will be along shortly and yes they will say its even better , , probably six uhd screens.
 
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And I'm not a hater. Besides, I'd bloody hope a $1500 gfx card can do anything quite frankly. And to even things up, I'd hope Titan Z can do the same and at the same time make me a cup of tea and work out my best pension contributions for maximum fiscal efficiency.
Good point,....

However, I will also point out that while the R9 295X2 isn't cheap at ~$1500, a triple Samsung U28D590D 4K monitor setup would cost about (3x$700) $2100 USD. There are actually four Samsung U28D590D 4K boxes in the picture above so its more like ~$2800 USD for the monitors alone. The price of the R9 295X2 at ~$1500 is almost half that so its "comparatively" cheap. Total for the big ticket items alone (4K monitors + video card) would be about ~$4300 USD not including necessities like motherboard, CPU, RAM and so on,....

Talk about cash to burn,.....

and there is still the question of how playable it would be,....

The last time I came across anything like this was almost a year ago. It was three Sharp PN-K321 monitors and two HD 7970 cards in crossfire:


http://www.gamespot.com/forums/pc-mac-discussion-1000004/12k-res-gaming-29429082/
 
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Im not sure how accurate that is because that sites number are very odd in general. I mean they are stating that the difference between a stock 290X and a Dual GPU 295 is 4FPS which feels weird there. Maybe some sites are different, but according to others at 4k the difference in FPS is much more noted. Could be the site I picked or whatever but I can't imagine a difference of 4FPS on a 295 vs 290X in terms of performance especially because my trio of 290X's scale well in high resolutions.
He picked up the max playable setting comparison rather than Apples to apples.
Those numbers show you can have higher settings and higher fps.

That site has excellent numbers and does very good indepth reviews.
 
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Off topic, but if this game will be as half as good as the first 2 Hexens were, then it will be a success.
 
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Unless they stop dropping below 60 FPS it's wasted money.

The FPS is all over the place, really crappy experience that must be.

says the person without one, and a competitive brand..... good point asshat.
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Cry Engine 3 eh?

The more important comparison is one where the settings are equal....



The cards do scale well...

AMD R9 295X2 is 81% faster than a single GPU, that isn't the best scaling we've seen there, but it is certainly acceptable. What has improved is the scaling moving up to Quad-GPU. AMD R9 295X2 CrossFire is 90% faster than one AMD R9 295X2.
 
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Well R9 295X2 has enough power to show game menu, how about gameplay?
 
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