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Far Cry
It almost goes without saying that Far Cry is easily one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  While we peer at leaked versions of Doom 3 and video clips of Half Life 2, Far Cry gives us a taste of what is to come in next-generation 3D gaming on the PC.  We benchmarked the graphics card in our test, with a custom recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions without AA or aniso filtering enabled and then with 4X AA, 4X AA and 8X aniso, and lastly with 4XAA and 16X aniso enabled.

FarCry is one of the titles we tested that leans in favor of the ATI X800 - for now.  When the v1.2 patch is re-released the performance landscape will likely change considerably.  Keep that in mind when reviewing these scores.  With the visual quality in the game set to the maximum, the two 6800s cranked out the frames, but the X800 made it look a little easier.  Keep in mind, though, the X800 Pro has quite a bit more MHz over the V9999, so don't expect an even match up here.  At both resolutions the same picture unfolded, with the GeForce cards holding strong in the no AA and 4X AA tests, while registering a solid decline with anisotropic filtering employed.  We have to say that even at the maximum settings tested, the game was gorgeous and quite playable.

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