Gigabyte GV-NX78T256V-B 7800GT

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Far Cry v1.33 Comparisons


Performance Comparisons with FarCry v1.33

FarCry is one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC platform to date, courtesy of its proprietary engine, dubbed "CryEngine" by its developers. FarCry's game-play is enhanced by graphics with Polybump mapping, advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, dynamic lighting, motion-captured animation, and surround sound. The game is rife with lush, brightly lit outdoor environments, and high-poly models that are capable of taxing most of today's high-end 3D graphics hardware. We benchmarked the cards in this review with a custom-recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions without anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, and then with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled concurrently.



Far Cry is a far cry from the norm, as we see the X850XT putting up much more comparable numbers to the GV-NX78T256V-B at 1280x1024 and then pushing ahead at higher resolutions.  Originally, all cards were in the higher 80s at the lower settings, leading us to believe that those tests were more CPU-limited.  Only when AA was applied did the 6800GT-based card drop off some.  At 1600x1200, both of the nVIDIA CPU-based cards started to fall behind even further.

Tags:  Gigabyte, GT, 7800, 780

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