NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB: Upping The Ante
|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
FarCry has historically been somewhat of a strong suite for ATI graphics hardware, as is evident in the graph above. Without using any additional pixel processing, all of the graphics configurations we tested were essentially CPU bound, and the Radeon X1800 XT trails all of the NVIDIA cards by small margins. However, with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled, the Radeon X1800 XT looks strong when compared to any other single card configuration. The Radeon X18000 XT was able to outrun the GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB by a couple of frames per second at 1600x1200 when AA and aniso were used, but at the lower resolution the GeForce came out ahead by a similar margin.
If we factor in the performance of the SLI configurations though, NVIDIA's platform is untouchable. A pair of 512Mb GeForce 7800 GTX cards is over 15% faster than a pair of 256MB cards, and remains CPU bound even when FarCry's resolution is ratcheted way up and anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are used.