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XFX HD 5570 Review

jlqrb    -   June 15, 2010
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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.

 

Settings

  • 0xAA
  • 0xAF
  • Ranch Small
  • Global Setting = Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher = Better

 

Well, it looks like the DDR2 memory has a negative impact on the gaming performance after all. The XFX HD 5570 did perform very well in this benchmark and achieved playable frames-per-second across most resolutions, but it just could not perform at the same level as the HD 5550 that uses faster DDR3 memory.




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