Asus EAH4870 Dark Knight Reviewtacohunter52 - April 20, 2009
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Far Cry 2:
Featuring a new game engine named Dunia, this game looks to be another one to stress your video card. Built especially for Far Cry 2, this engine allows for real time effects and damage. This next generation first person shooter comes to us from Ubisoft surprisingly - not from Crytek. The game is set in a war-torn region of Africa where there is a non-existent central government and the chaos that surrounds this type of social environment. If you have seen the movie Blood Diamond, you know the setting. Ubisoft puts the main storyline of the game into focus with these statements: "Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out "The Jackal," a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfill your mission you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force." In this version of the game, you don't have the beautiful water, but instead the beauty and harshness of the African continent to contend with. Most games give you a set area that can be played through, while Ubisoft has given the gamer the equivalent of 50km2 of the vast African continent to explore while in pursuit of your goals. The settings used are just a few steps below the maximum in-game settings and offer a good blend of performance vs. visual quality.
- Direct X 10
- Game settings to very high
- Vsync Off
The "Dark Knight" offered great performance in this game. It was able to perform about the same as both Sapphire's 4870 and the GTX 260. On top of that, the "Dark Knight" completely killed the other "Dark Knight" (i.e. the GTS 250). Of course, the 250 is not supposed to be competing with the 4870, so this doesn't really mean much. With the overclock, the "Dark Knight" was able to perform about the same as the 4890. I personally think that is pretty cool.