The Crysis 3 beta lets you slug it out on two maps using two game modes and the early stages of the multiplayer progression system. The purpose of the beta is to allow the developers to gather data from large amounts of real players stress-testing the game, there will be some kinks to work out and AMD stress that game performance is definitely not final.

The recommended settings were produced with AMD’s own test bed, which may be different from the systems users run at home. Your mileage may vary with everything being in testing. Feel free to tweak these settings to achieve a combination that’s optimal for your system, starting with those that have the largest impact on overall frame rates: water quality, lens flares, motion blur and anti-aliasing.

Make sure you are running the AMD Catalyst 13.2 beta driver, which contains early optimisations for Crysis 3. This driver offers gamers playing the Crysis 3 beta, performance that’s approximately 13% faster than any other driver you could download (including the recent 13.1 driver)!

Useful Terminology
• SMAA: Enhanced Subpixel Morphological Anti-Aliasing (Learn more)
• FXAA: Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing, a high-performance/high-quality anti-aliasing filter
• AF: Anisotropic filtering, a technique that makes textures sharper
• LQ/MQ/HQ/VHQ preset: Low/medium/high/very high quality graphical presets in Crysis 3

AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition
2560×1600: SMAA 2x, VHQ preset, 16xAF
1920×1080: SMAA 4x, VHQ preset, 16xAF

AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Graphics
2560×1600: SMAA 2x, VHQ preset, 16xAF
1920×1080: SMAA 4x, VHQ preset, 16xAF

AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 Graphics
2560×1600: AMD CrossFire™ technology recommended (with SMAA 4x, VHQ preset, 16xAF)
1920×1080: SMAA 2x, VHQ preset, 16xAF

AMD Radeon™ HD 7870 Graphics (All variants)
2560×1600: AMD CrossFire™ technology recommended (with SMAA 4x, VHQ preset, 16xAF)
1920×1080: SMAA 2x, VHQ, 16xAF

AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 Graphics
2560×1600: AMD CrossFire™ technology recommended (with SMAA 2x, VHQ preset, 16xAF)
1920×1080: SMAA 2x, VHQ preset, 16xAF

AMD Radeon™ HD 7770 GHz Edition
1920×1080: HQ preset

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