AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870: Unquestionably Number One
||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 enabled.|
Although the framerates are much higher, the results reported by the FarCry 2 benchmark somewhat mirror those of Crysis on the previous page. In this game, the Radeon HD 5870 once again decimates the single-GPU powered cards and outpaces the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 4870 X2 at the higher resolution. The X2 finished out in front of the Radeon HD 5870 at the lower resolution, however, and the GeForce GTX 295 was fastest overall, regardless of resolution.