NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Mainstream GPU

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FarCry 2
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FarCry 2

Like the original, FarCry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, FarCry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article with a fully patched version of FarCry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map.  The test results shown here were run at various resolutions with 4X AA and No anisotropic enabled concurrently.

FarCry 2 clearly shows the benefit of the GTS 250's 1GB frame buffer, versus the 512MB frame buffers of the Radeon HD 4850 and 9800 GTX+.  At the lower resolution, all of the mainstream cards perform somewhat similarly, with the GTS 250 finishing out in front of the similarly priced cards (the 4870 and GTX 260 were another story).  With the resolution cranked up to 2560x1600, however, the 1GB GTS 250 significantly outperforms the 512MB 9800 GTX+ or Radeon HD 4850.


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