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FarCry v1.33

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.


Neither card had any trouble with our custom FarCry benchmark. While running this game, the XFX GeForce 7800 GT had a clear advantage when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were disabled, beating the All-In-Wonder X1800 XL by about 12 and 19 frames per second depending on the resolution. However, with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled the two cards are much more evenly matched. With AA and aniso enabled, the GeForce 7800 GT was slightly faster than the Radeon at the lower resolution, but the All-In-Wonder X1800 XL pulled ahead slightly when we cranked the resolution up to 1600x1200.

Tags:  ATI, Radeon, x1, 180

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