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FarCry v1.33

Performance Comparisons with FarCry v1.33
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If you've been on top of the gaming scene for some time, you probably know that FarCry is one of the most visually impressive games to be released for the PC. Courtesy of its proprietary engine, dubbed "CryEngine" by its developers, FarCry's game-play is enhanced by Polybump mapping, advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, dynamic lighting, motion-captured animation, and surround sound. Before titles such as Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 hit the scene, FarCry gave us a taste of what was to come in next-generation 3D Gaming on the PC. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this review with a custom-recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions without anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, and then with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled concurrently.


FarCry proved to be somewhat of a strong point for the Abit Fatal1ty X800 XL 512MB. Without any anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, the performance results are all over the map, and the Fatal1ty falls short of the competition in both modes. With AA and aniso enabled, however, the Fatal1ty X800 XL 512MB's extra frame buffer memory and higher clocks put it well ahead of the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and it hangs tough just behind the X850 and 7800 GT.

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