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Benchmarks and Comparisons With Far Cry
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Far Cry
It almost goes without saying that Far Cry is easily one of the most impressive game and game engines to be released on the PC to date.  While we peer at leaked versions of Doom 3 and video clips of Half Life 2, Far Cry gives us a taste of what is to come in next generation 3D Gaming on the PC.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in our test, 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 and 8X Aniso.


Our final benchmark, Far Cry, was easily one of the most grueling that we've used in this review.  While the graphics are simply gorgeous, it's hard to appreciate them fully without a high-end card.  The two GeForce 6800 GT cards were right there at the top, with the BFG's higher speeds allowing it to gain almost an additional frame over the stock card.  The standard 6800 model was squeezed in the middle of the Radeon X800 Pro and 9800XT.  While we saw some small initial losses when 4xAA was applied, but we once again got a real blowout when applying Aniso.  The Radeon X800 Pro, and even the 9800XT, both handled Anisotropic Filtering much better by comparison.  This continued at 1600x1200, as well, where the 6800 GTs took the early lead, but then fell behind in the later tests.

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