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Gaming: Intel HD Graphics 3000 - Far Cry 2

FarCry 2
DirectX Gaming Performance

FarCry 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 in DX10 and DX9 mode with no anti-aliasing enabled.

Here we're showing you Intel's previous gen IGP on the bottom of the graph (bringing up the rear by wide margin we might add), as well as the previous gen Core i5 coupled with an NVIDIA NVS3100M, which is essentially the same 16-CUDA engine GPU that we showed you in our 3DMark 06 testing, only in a business-class Optimus configuration.  The Core i7-2820QM quad-core Sandy Bridge CPU is able to overtake the discrete GPU-powered configuration in DX9 mode but not quite catch it in DX10. The dual-core Core i5-2520M is somewhat further behind but still almost 2X the performance of the Arrandale Core i5 processor in this test.

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