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Performances Comparisons With Final Fantasy XI Benchmark 2 v1.01
A Classic Console Franchise On The PC

Final Fantasy XI
The Final Fantasy franchise is well known to console gamers, but Squaresoft has since made the jump to the PC with a MMORPG version of this classic. The Final Fantasy XI benchmark runs through multiple scenes from the game and displays a final score every time a full cycle of the demo is completed. Although the demo is meant the check an entire system's readiness to play the game, the number of frames rendered scales when different video cards are used. The scores below were taken with the demo set to its "High Resolution" option (1024x768), with anti-aliasing disabled.

Here the Personal Cinema FX 5700 managed to break the 4000 barrier, although the strongest showing came from the FX 5700 Ultra which topped it by almost roughly 275 points.

Benchmarks and Comparisons With Far Cry
DX9 effects galore.

Far Cry
It almost goes without saying that Far Cry is easily one of the most impressive games 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, without AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled.

Far Cry represents one of the most graphically intensive games available today, so low scores should be expected with video cards of this caliber.  Again, these scores were taken with the in-game image quality options set to maximum.  As a frame of reference, I completed the entire game playing with a 9600XT with this same configuration and it was smooth except for some areas with really intense action.  Setting the quality in-game to medium sacrificed some of the beauty, but game play was much smoother throughout.  With the FX 5700, however, more cuts may be needed to get a smooth experience, making Far Cry a tall order.

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