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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The two single card solutions are pretty similar once again with just a tad better performance going to the overclocked Galaxy card over the reference design.  Notice the SLI configuration though: it runs 35% faster than the GTX 480 at 2560×1600 for the same cost!!

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