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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Ah, now these are some good results for AMD!  In Far Cry 2 the HD 5850 is able to best both the GTX 275 and the GTX 285 pretty easily and of course leaves the HD 4890 behind as well.


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Once again CrossFire is proving to be a very scalable architecture as the pair of HD 5850s reaches as high as 76% over a single card.  Also again, the HD 5870 results show it to be about 20% faster than the single HD 5850.

Our experience with Far Cry 2 were not as great as other titles using AMD Eyefinity technology even though it was on AMD’s “working” list we received before testing. 



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