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FarCry v1.31

Performance Comparisons with FarCry v1.31

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 graphics 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.


A few months ago, FarCry was a game that was considered taxing on even a high-end video card. With the introduction of the GeForce 7800 GTX though, FarCry is essentially CPU limited until anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are enabled at 1600x1200. Once again, MSI's NX7800GTX, whether running in single GPU mode or SLI mode, is the top performer. Only the pair of GeForce 6800 cards running in SLI mode as well come close to MSI's card(s) in terms of performance.

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