NVIDIA GeForce 6800

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Benchmarks and Comparisons With Far Cry
DX9 effects galore.

Far Cry
It almost goes without saying that Far Cry is easily one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  While we peer at leaked versions of Doom 3 and video clips of Half Life 2, Far Cry gives us a taste of what is to come in next generation 3D Gaming on the PC.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in our test, with a custom recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions without AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA, 4X AA and 8X Aniso and lastly with 4XAA and 16X Aniso enabled.



It's slower memory, which results in a less overall available memory bandwidth, and smaller frame buffer (128MB vs. 256MB) made the GeForce 6800 falter a bit in our FarCry benchmark.  Without any anti-aliasing and with 4X AA enabled the 6800 was able to outperform the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and 9800 XT at 1024x768.  And at 1600x1200 the 6800 was faster than the 5950 and XT without any AA, but in the AA and Aniso tests, the GeForce 6800 trailed all of the cards we tested.

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