NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra: Gaming On Dell's Inspiron XPS Gen 2

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FarCry v1.3

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Far Cry
If you've been on top of the gaming scene, you probably know that Far Cry is one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  Although Doom 3 and Half Life 2 have both arrived, Far Cry still looks great in comparison, especially with the new v1.3 patch installed and some special effects turned on.  Far Cry came along and gave us a taste of what was to come in next-generation 3D gaming on the PC.  We benchmarked the laptop used in this review 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 enabled along with 8X anisotropic filtering.


The GeForce Go 6800 Ultra didn't have much trouble with our custom FarCry timedemo.  In the lower resolution tests, NVIDIA's new mobile GPU maintained perfectly playable framerates, even with 4X anti-aliasing and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled. With FarCry's resolution ratcheted up to 1600x1200, the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra struggled a bit, hitting a playable 50.52 FPS without any AA or aniso, but falling below the 30 FPS mark with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled at the higher resolution.

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