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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In our Far Cry 2 results the GTX 480 still has a strong lead over the gaming performance of the HD 5870 though in this case, the HD 5970 takes a much larger lead over the GTX 480. 

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This time in our GTX 470 results we see that the new NVIDIA architecture much more clearly distanced itself from the older GT200 graphics cards but still was running about even with the HD 5870 and anywhere from 15-22% faster than the HD 5850.
 
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