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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 no AA and no anisotropic enabled.

The two Matrix cards did not take well to Far Cry 2. Both the Matrix 4870 and 4850 displayed odd behavior during benchmarking at the 1680x1050 and 1920x1200 resolutions. All benchmarking was conducted with the iTracker software enabled and set to the "gaming" preset settings for the Matrix cards and we believe the software may have interfered with the Far Cry 2 benchmarking application. While the Matrix 4870 still managed to beat out the reference model, the 4850 didn't fare as well and benched lower than the stock reference 4850.

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