Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 (DirectX 10)



Far Cry 2 is the spiritual sequel to one of the best selling and longest living games on the PC though this title was developed not by Crytek, but by Ubisoft directly using a completely new engine as well.  The game is set in Africa and you have malaria – what else do you need to know?

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 Far Cry 2 settings

Far Cry 2 includes a great benchmarking utility that allows us to setup for in-game testing of all varieties and includes both the ability to benchmark based on time (variable frame count) or based on speed (fixed frame count) – we went with the time-based option to simulate real-world gaming and allowing for apples-to-apples comparisons. 

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Our first test shows both the AMD and NVIDIA solutions performing neck and neck in Far Cry 2 coming in at just under 60 FPS with minimum frame rates of 32 FPS.  As the resolution increases the NVIDIA GTX 260+ is the obvious leader as we see the NVIDIA GPU take a 27% lead at 2560×1600.  By far the most graphically intense of the five new titles being tested here today, Far Cry 2 will definitely find its way into our testing suite.

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