Far Cry 2 uses the name of the original Far Cry but it is not connected to the first game as it brings you a new setting and a new story. There is also a third game, Far Cry 3, which is also published by Ubisoft whose devs created it based on their Dunia Engine. The game setting takes place in an unnamed African country, during an uprising between two rival warring factions. Your mission is to kill “The Jackal”; the Nietzsche-quoting mercenary that arms both sides of the conflict that you are dropped into.
The Far Cry 2 game world is loaded in the background and on the fly to create a completely seamless open world. The Dunia game engine provides good visuals that scale well. One thing to especially note is Far Cry 2’s very realistic fire propagation . First we test Far Cry 2 benchmark at 1920×1080 with AI enabled and we use the Ranch Long benchmark with ultra settings plus 8xAA. This is a change from our earlier benching in Parts 1 and 2 where we used the Ranch Short. The Frafs benchmark viewer cuts off the benchmark at 3,000 frames
Here are the settings we chose:
Let’s go right to the graphs and first check the frame times using the GTX 680
Now the frame time chart for the HD 7970 GHz edition:
Now check out the ranking chart for the GTX 680 SSD:
Now the Ranch Long ranking with the HD 7970 GHz edition:
- Average time: Average time across the entire run
- 1% time: Time it takes to draw 99% of frames
- 0.1%: Time it takes to draw 99.9% of frames
Neither of them are particularly smooth, however, the Radeon has higher spikes more often and you can often see the jitter.
Let’s move to Resident Evil 5 which appears to be a smooth high fps gaming experience even on a medium enthusiast PC.