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Benchmarks & Comparisons With FarCry

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry
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Far Cry
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 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled concurrently.

The benchmark results with FarCry leaned in favor of the Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 at both resolutions.  At 1024x768 and 1600x1200, the no AA test favored the X800GTO2 by an average of 4 FPS.  With the 4XAA/16 Aniso test, the X800GTO2 easily outpaced the 6800 GT by 26.5 FPS at 1024x768 while the margins dropped a but to 18.5 FPS at 1600x1200.

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