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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Far Cry
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Far Cry
If you've been on top of the gaming scene, you probably know that Far Cry is one of the most visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date.  Although Doom 3 and Half Life 2 have both arrived, Far Cry still looks great in comparison, especially with the new v1.3 patch installed and some special effects turned on.  Far Cry came along and 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 AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA enabled along with 8X anisotropic filtering.  Geometry instancing and normal map compression were enabled for these tests, but HDR rending was disabled.  The default pixel shader code path was used.

 

FarCry is an excellent game for taxing a video card and is one of the few that has the ability to slow even the most powerful of cards.  In this test, all three comparison cards struggled, with only the X700 Pro breaking the 60 FPS barrier at 1024x768.  Once we switched to 1600x1200, the X700 Pro more than doubled the results of the competition, even with AA and Anisotropic Filtering turned on.

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