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FarCry v1.4

Performance Comparisons with 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.


ATI-powered cards have traditionally performed quite well in our custom FarCry benchmark, and the Sapphire Radeon X1950 XTX continue that tradition. The card's super-fast memory propel it well ahead of the GeForce 7900 GTX and even the gave it a slight edge over the 8800 GTS at the higher resolution. The dual-GPU powered 7950 GX2 and flagship GeForce 8800 GTX, however, clearly outperformed the X1950 XTX.

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