Published: 9th May 2009 | Source:HIS | Price:£78.19 | Author: Peter Kennedy
Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that presents a challenge to any graphics system. Results were recorded using FRAPS to log the average FPS over a 2 minute race. To ensure consistency, the same track, car and general path of travel was used in each of the 5 benchmark runs for each graphics card, with an average FPS being calculated from the median three results.
Unreal Tournament 3 the latest game in the long running Unreal series from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest UE3, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
In Far Cry 2 the 4770 and 9800GTX are neck and neck at 1600x1200. It's only at 1900x1200 that the 4770 pulls away and takes a substancial lead over its rival. As expected the 1GB GTS250 manages a comfortable lead over both cards. At 1900x1200 the 4770 shows us what it's made of and takes the top spot, beating both cards by a small margin. Unreal Tournament shows little favour to the 4770 as it trails behind constantly, but it isn't really a concern as the framerates all three cards produce are more than acceptable for gaming.
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