Gigabyte GV-N250OC-1GI GeForce GTS 250
Far Cry 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 one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map. The test results shown here were run at various resolutions with 4X AA and No anisotropic enabled concurrently.|
FarCry 2 clearly shows the benefit of the 1 GB frame buffer on Gigabyte's GTS 250, versus the 512 MB frame buffers of the Radeon HD 4850 and 9800 GTX+. At the lower resolution, all of the mainstream cards perform somewhat similarly, with the GTS 250 actually placing a close second behind the 9800 GTX+. With the resolution cranked up to 1920x1080, however, the 1 GB GTS 250 significantly outperforms the 512 MB 9800 GTX+ or Radeon HD 4850.