EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW Review

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FarCry 2 - DX10

FarCry 2
DX10 Gaming Performance

FarCry 2

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 a built-in demo run recorded in the Ranch Map.  The test results shown here were run at a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and maximum image settings.

With image quality settings turned up, FarCry 2 proved to be more of a challenge for ATI's high end offerings than NVIDIA's top end models. Once again, we see the GTX 480, in both stock and overclocked versions, prevailing over the dual-GPU HD 5970. On average, the Hydro Copper FTW GTX 480 was 29% faster than ATI's leading card in FarCry 2 testing.

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