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Far Cry
It almost goes without saying that Far Cry is easily one of the most impressive game and game engines to be released on the PC to date.  While we peer at leaked versions of Doom 3 and video clips of Half Life 2, Far Cry gives us a taste of what is to come in next generation 3D Gaming on the PC.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in our test, with a custom recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, at various resolutions without AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Aniso.

 

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few months, you've probably heard of Far Cry, and how demanding it can be on most systems.  The good news is that both ATi and NVIDIAs current crop of cards seem up to the task.  We were able to get an average of over 60 frames per second using the 6800s or X800 Pro.  What's even more impressive was how the Sapphire X800 Pro lost only a frame in each subsequent test at 1024x768.  By way of comparison, the 6800 GT lost almost 20 frames, or a third of its performance.  The story was a bit different at the higher resolution, in which each of the cards was brought down considerably at 4xAA and even further with Anisotropic Filtering methods.  The 6800, in particular, was severly crippled, and couldn't even compete with the older GeForce 5950 Ultra.  Overall, we give the nod to the X800 Pro in this benchmark.

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