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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 without anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, and then again with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled concurrently.

The RX1800XT-VT2D512E's performance in our custom FarCry benchmark was very good. The card was slightly faster than an ATI-built Radeon X1800 XT, and it clearly outpaced the 256MB GeForce 7800 GTX. The 512MB GeForce 7800 GTX was faster at the lower resolution, but once anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were enabled at 1600x1200, the RX1800XT-VT2D512E pulled right up alongside it. The Radeon X1900 XTX led throughout.

Tags:  MSI, MS, x1, 2D, XT, 180

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