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Performance Comparisons with FarCry v1.33

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.


Our custom FarCry benchmark was essentially CPU bound until the resolution was cranked up to 1600x1200 and anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were enabled, when testing with the Asus Extreme N7800GT Dual versus traditional SLI rigs. Once again, the Asus Extreme N7800GT Dual hung right alongside a stock pair of GeForce 7800 GTX cards, and clearly outpaced any other test configuration. ATI's latest offering, the Radeon X1800 XT, puts up one heck of a fight, but the power of two GeForce 7800 GT GPUs is simply too much for any single card to handle.  At least with this current generation of cards.

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