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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry
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Far Cry
If you've been on top of the gaming scene, you probably know that Far Cry is one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  Although Doom 3 and Half Life 2 have both arrived, Far Cry still looks great in comparison, especially with the new v1.3 patch installed and some special effects turned on.  Far Cry came along and 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 AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA enabled along with 8X anisotropic filtering.  Geometry instancing and normal map compression were enabled for these tests, but HDR rending was disabled.  The default pixel shader code path was used.

When we really want to stress a card, Doom3 and FarCry seem best suited to the task.  Using our custom timedemo, the GeForce 5750 didn't compete well in the standard 1024x768 tests.  Only after we enabled 4XAA/8X Aniso did things balance out between the three cards.  When we increase the resolution to 1600x1200, the deltas were less drastic, but in all areas the XT was the top performer, followed closely by the All-In-Wonder X600 Pro.

Tags:  ATI, PC, Pre, X600, PCI Express, XP, pci, x6, express, pro

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