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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry

Performance Comparisons with FarCry v1.33
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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 this past year. 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 review with a custom-recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions without anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, and then with 2X AA and 8X aniso enabled concurrently.

With no AA or Aniso testing, the Chrome S27 held the lead over the GeForce 6600 by a fair margin, however, when we enable 2XAA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering, the GeForce 6600 took the lead, beating the Chrome S27 by 5-7 FPS depending on the resolution.  The GeForce 6600 GT pulled even further ahead.

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