GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card Round-up

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Far Cry 2
Like the original, Far Cry 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, Far Cry 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 Far Cry 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 anti-aliasing and no anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we weren't surprised how this set of tests turned out among the three overclocked GTX 285's.  Here, BFG's GTX 285 OCX took the win, thanks to it having the fastest overall clock speed of the group, and it was followed next by the Zotac GTX 285 AMP! and then the ASUS ENGTX285 TOP. We have to admit that we were surprised by how close the ASUS, BFG and Zotac GTX 285's came to the GTX 295 and the 4870 X2. The three cards actually offer nearly the same or slightly better performance than the Radeon HD 4870 X2 in this game engine.

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