Budget: 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?

Windows 7 series: NVIDIA and AMD Graphics and Gaming Performance - Graphics Cards 250

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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. 

Windows 7 series: NVIDIA and AMD Graphics and Gaming Performance - Graphics Cards 253

Windows 7 series: NVIDIA and AMD Graphics and Gaming Performance - Graphics Cards 254

Windows 7 series: NVIDIA and AMD Graphics and Gaming Performance - Graphics Cards 255

Windows 7 series: NVIDIA and AMD Graphics and Gaming Performance - Graphics Cards 256

Windows 7 series: NVIDIA and AMD Graphics and Gaming Performance - Graphics Cards 257

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Far Cry 2 is a totally different animal it would seem: performance on both the NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards was worse on Windows 7 than on Windows Vista.  Not only that, but results were wildly unpredictable with the Windows 7 configuration, again with both NVIDIA and AMD solutions.  I think these cards are simply not powerful enough to get all the way through our FC2 benchmark suite; but based on what we see here the performance edge would go to NVIDIA.

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