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Just Cause 2 Performance

Just Cause 2
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Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 was released in March '10, from developers Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive. The game makes use of the Avalanche Engine 2.0, an updated version of the similarly named original. It is set on the fictional island of Panau in southeast Asia, and you play the role of Rico Rodriquez. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article using one of the built-in demo runs called Desert Sunrise. The test results shown here were run at various resolutions and settings. This game also supports a few CUDA-enabled features, but they were left disabled to keep the playing field level.

It was a photo finish between the GeForce GTX 570 / 560 Ti and Radeon HD 7870 / 7850 in the Just Cause 2 benchmark. In this test, the Radeon HD 7870 just barely beat the GeForce GTX 570 at the higher, more-taxing resolution, while the Radeon HD 7850 finished ever so slightly ahead of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti at both resolutions. The 7800-series cards, once again, outpaces the Radeon HD 6900 and 6800 series cards.

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