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FarCry v1.4


Performance Comparisons w ith FarCry v1.4

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 in the last few years.  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 fully patched version of FarCry using a custom-recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint. The tests were run at various resolutions with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled concurrently.


Our FarCry test shows a similar story as the Half-Life 2 test. Once again, the XLR8 stomps the standard 8800 GTX and loses to the 8800 Ultra. This time, there is more seperation between the three 8800 cards, especially at 1280x1024.

Tags:  GTX, pny, XLR8, GT

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