ATI All-In-Wonder X800XL

Far Cry v1.3

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry
DX9 Effects Galore.

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 look at the 1024x768 test results, we see all three cards were within 1 FPS of each other with no AA enabled.  With the 4XAA + 8X Aniso tests, the scales tipped back in favor of the two ATI cards, with the All-In-Wonder X800 XL topping the GeForce 6800GT by 21 FPS.  At 1600x1200, the picture changed some, with the X800 Turbo trailing in the No AA test and the GeForce 6800 dropping to both ATI cards with the 4XAA + 8X Aniso test.

Tags:  ATI, X8

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