Far Cry 2 Performance Evaluationccokeman - October 21, 2008
Category: Video Cards, Gaming
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Far Cry 2 has been on the horizon for a while now and is finally here. 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 fulfil 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. This quick preview is meant as a first look and performance evaluation, so let's take a look at the game.
Far Cry 2 is just like every game on the planet in that it has a control panel that allows you to mange the settings for the video, sound and controls. You start out managing your settings that will work best for you system and then choose a character as your own. Then you start the game. Here are a few screen shots of the initial ride to your start point to give you a feel for what you will see.
The benchmark tool is there to help you gauge the performance of your system. All of the in-game settings can be manipulated to test your system performance.
After running the benchmark, the tool allows you to see all of the runs that were made and calculates an overall average includeing high and low points in the performance.
Now let's get a look at how some of today's cards ran this benchmark.