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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A couple of interesting notes here.  First, the HD 5830 and the GeForce GTX 260+ are actually on par with each other throughout the Far Cry 2 testing.  Secondly, the HD 5830 seems to be leaning much closer to the performance of the HD 5770 than the HD 5850.  Will we see this repeated in the rest of our benchmarks?

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