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FarCry v1.33

Performance Comparisons with FarCry v1.33

If you've been on top of the gaming scene for some time, you probably know that FarCry was one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC last year. Courtesy of its proprietary engine, dubbed "CryEngine" by its developers, FarCry's game-play is enhanced by Polybump mapping, advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, dynamic lighting, motion-captured animation, and surround sound. Before titles such as Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 hit the scene, FarCry gave us a taste of what was to come in next-generation 3D gaming on the PC. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article with a custom-recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled concurrently.

The Gigabyte GV-NX79X512DB also performed very well in our custom FarCry benchmark, but it wasn't quite able to catch the Radeon X1900 XTX. And the GeForce 7950 GX2 with it's dual-G71s and 1GB of frame buffer memory finished way out in front. The Gigabyte GV-NX79X512DB finished four frames per second behind the XTX at the lower resolution, and nine frames per second behind at 1600x1200.  77+ frames per second at 1600x1200 with 4X anti-aliasing and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled is a good score though.  It's just not as good as ATI's X1900 XTX.

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