FarCry Patch v1.2 - SM 3.0 Performance on the GeForce 6 Series
FarCry Patch v1.1 vs. v1.2
For this next round of tests, we applied the FarCry v1.2 patch and re-ran our custom timedemo without changing any in-game settings. These frame-rates demonstrate the kind of performance gains the average user will see by simply applying the new patch once it is released...
Applying the v1.2 patch significantly affected performance on all three of the cards we tested. The largest performance gains were seen on the GeForce 6800 cards when anti-aliasing and Anisotropic filtering were enabled concurrently. Performance gains were in the neighborhood of 5%-20% on the 6800 and 6800 GT. The Radeon X800 Pro's performance went up across the board as well, but by much smaller margins. It seems Crytek has been optimizing as well as stamping out a few bugs.