BFG's GTX 295 H2OC: Water-Cooled Graphics
||Like the original, Far Cry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date. Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, Far Cry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article with a fully patched version of Far Cry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map. Game details were set to "Very High" at 1680x1050 and "Ultra High" in 1900x1200, AA methods were set to 4x and 8x using the in-game engine. |
Far Cry 2 runs beautifully at higher resolutions and detail levels, but is GPU-bound enough that we see a significant—12 percent—gap between the BFG GTX and our stock model. The Radeon actually does quite well at our 1680x1050 detail setting, but falls back from the other two cards once we increase resolution and AA mode.