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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Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card Review - More NVIDIA G92b - Graphics Cards  2

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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. 

Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card Review - More NVIDIA G92b - Graphics Cards  4

Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card Review - More NVIDIA G92b - Graphics Cards  5

Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card Review - More NVIDIA G92b - Graphics Cards  6

Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card Review - More NVIDIA G92b - Graphics Cards  7

Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card Review - More NVIDIA G92b - Graphics Cards  8

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This is definitely a bright spot for the new Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB card; it performs better than the 512MB 9800 GTX+ as Far Cry 2 is definitely able to take advantage of the additional memory at higher quality settings.  At 1600×1200 the HD 4870 can keep up but 20×15 and 25×16 that changes and the GTS 250 is the best card of the four tested here by far. 

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