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Unreal Tournament 3 and FarCry2

Unreal Tournament 3
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Unreal Tournament 3

If you're a long-time PC gamer, the Unreal Tournament franchise should need no introduction.  UT's fast paced action and over the top weapons have been popular for as long as Epic has been making the games.  For these tests, we used the latest addition to the franchise, Unreal Tournament 3.  The game doesn't have a built-in benchmarking tool, however, so we enlisted the help of FRAPS here.  These tests were run at resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with no anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled.  All graphical options set to High Quality with color correction enabled.



Unreal Tournament 3 was another test that was steady at both resolutions tested.  The same held true with the Radeon 4870.  Clearly the XFX GeForce GTX 260 had room to go higher if higher testing resolutions were available.

FarCry 2
DirectX Gaming Performance


FarCry 2

Like the original, FarCry 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, FarCry 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 FarCry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map.  The test results shown here were run at various resolutions with 4X AA and No anisotropic enabled concurrently.



In FarCry 2, the XFX GeForce GTX 260 performed beautifully, breaking 62FPS at 1280x1024 and 56FPS at 1600x1200, nearly matching the ATI Radeon 4870's 1280x1024 results. 


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