ATI Radeon HD 4770 40nm GPU, $99 Graphics Return
||Like the original, FarCry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date. Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, FarCry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article with a fully patched version of FarCry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map. The test results shown here were run at various resolutions with 4X AA and No anisotropic enabled concurrently.|
The smaller 512MB frame buffers on the Radeon HD 4770, HD 4850, and GeForce 9800 GT really come into play with the high-quality settings we used for testing in FarCry 2. In this test, the Radeon HD 4770 trails all of the other cards, including the GeForce 9800 GT.