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Asus ENGTS 250 Review

tacohunter52    -   April 13, 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 specially 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Settings:

  • Direct X 10
  • 2xAA
  • Game settings to very high
  • Vsync Off

 

 

 

 

Asus's ENGTS 250 performed about the same as the 4850 and 9800GTX+. It did slightly better in the lower resolution, but in the larger, it was outperformed by the 4850. BFG's GTS 250 performed better then Asus's offering. Keep in mind that BFG's card has 1GB of memory and is clocked higher. The overclock only gained a few FPS, and after all, more can't hurt. Overall I'd say the ENGTS 250 performed quite nicely in this game.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Card)
  3. Closer Look (Drivers and Programs)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  6. Testing: Far Cry 2
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Bioshock
  9. Testing: Call Of Duty World at War
  10. Testing: Dead Space
  11. Testing: Fallout 3
  12. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  13. Testing: 3DMark06
  14. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  15. Conclusion
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