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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 laptop used in this review with a custom-recorded demo run taken in the "Pier" area checkpoint at various resolutions without AA or aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA enabled along with 8X anisotropic filtering.

FarCry was the only game to support the native resolution of the TravelMate's 15.4" WXSGA LCD.  In both of the default tests, where anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were disabled, the Mobility Radeon X700 performed well.  However, with AA and aniso filtering enabled in FarCry, the MR X700 took quite a hit in performance.  The 128MB of 300MHz RAM is definitely holding the GPU back here.  A larger frame buffer and some faster RAM would certainly help...


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