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FarCry 2

FarCry 2
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FarCry 2

Like the original, FarCry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, FarCry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article with a fully patched version of FarCry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map.  The test results shown here were run at various resolutions with 4X AA enabled.


FarCry 2 proved to be somewhat of a strong point for the GeForce GTX 480. In a single-card configuration, the GeForce GTX 480 absolutely blew past the Radeon HD 5870 and falls victim only to the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 5970. Putting two GeForce GTX 480s together in an SLI configuration also produces excellent results, and once again the NVIDIA cards scaled better than the Radeons, but the quad-GPU Radeon HD 5970 CrossFireX configuration still put up the best numbers, albeit by a small margin.

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