I bet everyone got really exited after Crysis 2 had finally got DirectX 11 pack for PC version and eager to test its system with the new Ultra settings.
Current version of Adrenaline Crysis 2 Benchmark Tool does not support latest Crysis 2 updates, however, a newer version of this tool should see the light very soon.
Meantime, those of you that are impatient to measure your system performance in Crysis DX11 (and DX9 too), here is a short guide how to do it using a built-in-game benchmark possibilities.
First thing to do is to get NVIDIA oaMan UI Tool. Extract the archive into a folder where you want it to be. In is recommended for the folder path not to include spaces or non-Latin letters. Next, you must! rename game’s folder so that is should not have spaces in its name too. By default the game is located in “Crysis 2” folder — just take out that space winch will end up like this Crysis 2. If you don’t do it, the benchmark won’t start.
Next we move to NVIDIA oaMan UI Tool. Follow archive extraction path and start oaman.exe.
The list of available applications can include programs that use OpenAutomate engine, but we want Crysis 2 which is absent at the moment.
In order to add the game to the list, got to “Application” menu and click “Add OA Application”.
In the open dialog choose Crysys2.exe file.
Leave the Argument line empty and just press OK.
You will then see “Crysys2.exe” in available application list.
Right click on its “benchmark” sub-item and choose “Add to benchmark list”.
As soon as benchmark is added to the corresponding list(on your right), you can then choose test options.
We have chosen options for the most resource intensive mode — “Ultra”. You can also change screen resolution and DirectX version.
All you have to do now is to launch the test itself. For that, right click on selected benchmark and hit Run Selected or Run All in case you want to launch several test runs with different settings.
Test results are displayed in the same line with the benchmark.
Our short test with GTX 560Ti on a Intel LGA1366 platform has showed that DirectX 11 effects graphics performance considerably — FPS level has decreased from 38.763 frames per second in case of DX9 settings to 29.789.
It looks like the latest games updated has turn PC version of Crysis 2 in to what everybody has been waiting for.