MAX: 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?
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.
Far Cry 2 again presents us with the most interesting scenario for Windows 7 gaming performance; because of the different branches in NVIDIA’s two drivers, the GTX 295 goes from a clear victory in Windows Vista to a defeat under Windows 7 for TODAY’S performance. However, that being said, I am 99.99% sure that NVIDIA will make up for this difference in their next driver release to at least match current Vista speeds.