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FarCry2 Results- Let's see 'em.

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October 23, 2008 2:09:22 AM

Curious to see peoples results.

Settings 1680x1050 no AA everything max. Default Bench (Ranch small 3 passes)

Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1680x1050 (60Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(None), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Ultra High), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

Cat.8.10 WHQL- Avg. 57.66 Max 81.36 Min. 41.10

After Hotfix applied- Avg. 58.19 Max. 83.05 Min. 40.67


I'm surprised to see basically no difference after installing the hotfix.



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October 23, 2008 2:32:05 AM

This is before the BETA driver!

1680x1050 8x AA, Maxed Default Bench (ranch small 3 passes)

Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1680x1050 (60Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(8x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Ultra High), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)


AVG: 49.25
MAX: 77.73
MIN: 26.22

I only have 2 280s at the moment, my cuzin is borrowing my 3rd till he gets his cards back from EVGA.
October 23, 2008 2:36:53 AM

With out AA

AVG: 72.37
MAX: 98.29
MIN: 46.19
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2008 2:54:44 AM

nice results liquid but I would never spend so much money on 3 280's :]
October 23, 2008 3:00:18 AM

I traded with my friend, I didn't actually pay for em. I gave him my old 9800 GX2s quads for these, he doesn't game and he got them through his company. So he said to give me 1 GX2 and he'll give me the 280s, but since I have nothing to do with the 2nd one I just gave it to him, I think he will just put it in a computer and sell it:p 
October 23, 2008 3:05:31 AM

After Beta Drivers:
AVG: 59.39
MAX: 102.36
MIN: 48.37
October 23, 2008 3:35:26 AM

@ L1qu1d,

What monitor / resolution do you play at? Do you really see a difference with the third 280 in the mix?
October 23, 2008 3:46:44 AM

didn't test it with far cry, in general, yes it does. I play @ 1680x1050 in my room, but in my living room (where I play most of the time) I play @ 1920x1080.

Tri-sli scales very well for me in almost every game. It really shows its min and avg power in Cyrsis, where I can have 8xs AA and still do around 50-60 fps.

Hopefully my cuzin get his cards back soon, I want to see what 3 can do with Far cry 2. :) 

October 23, 2008 4:27:54 AM

Arrggghhhh you guys are killing me !!!! ;)  I have to wait 'till tomorrow to try this game .... will pick it up at EBgames after work and I will post my results ... A friend has a rig similar to mine and during gameplay he said it was running really smooth so I can't wait !!!
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2008 12:03:34 PM

Speed wise, my GX2 can run everything at close to 60 FPS at 1280x1024 res with no slowdown, but has major grahpical glitches (latest WHQL drivers).

1) When loading a new scene, there is a 50/50 chance the display will get curropted.
2) When exiting the game, there is around a 75% chance of the display driver failing, and not being able to recover (comp works, but display frozen).

Again, latest WHQL, no other games have issues (counting Crysis), see sig for comp specs.
October 23, 2008 12:13:37 PM

alvine said:
nice results liquid but I would never spend so much money on 3 280's :]


L1qu1d is rich. If you were L1u1d you would spend your money on 3 280s.

smartel7070 said:
Arrggghhhh you guys are killing me !!!! ;)  I have to wait 'till tomorrow to try this game .... will pick it up at EBgames after work and I will post my results ... A friend has a rig similar to mine and during gameplay he said it was running really smooth so I can't wait !!!


Me too. I plan on getting it on my way home from work today. I half thought about calling in sick and picking it up this morning.... :non:  ....so sad...
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2008 12:32:38 PM

L1qu1d said:
didn't test it with far cry, in general, yes it does. I play @ 1680x1050 in my room, but in my living room (where I play most of the time) I play @ 1920x1080.

Tri-sli scales very well for me in almost every game. It really shows its min and avg power in Cyrsis, where I can have 8xs AA and still do around 50-60 fps.

Hopefully my cuzin get his cards back soon, I want to see what 3 can do with Far cry 2. :) 

Liquid, could you disable SLI and give us an idea how two of those beasts are scaling for now? I'll do it with my wimpy pair of 8800GT this weekend when I get the game. Hopefully they won't = the 9800GX2 current efforts. :p 
October 23, 2008 3:07:34 PM

Hey guys FWIW I installed last night running @ 1920 X 1080 with all graphical settings maxed 4xAA in DX10 on my brand new 4870x2.

So with all settings at max:
min : 28
max: 76
avg : 39

All numbers I took from FRAPS.

P.S. I was using the 8.11 Beta and it would not work at all until I installed the hotfix drivers.
October 23, 2008 5:08:14 PM

I disabled SLI, it made no difference for me.

8xs AA 1680x1050 Maxed out DX 10.

Pretty impressive for 1 280 GTX.

AVG: 57.35
MAX: 95.99
MIN: 49.10


I'm surprised the min frame rate was actually 1 fps higher, which pretty much means no difference since 1 fps is just error zone.
October 23, 2008 7:23:27 PM

Nice scores L1qu1d.

I've run through again with 8x AA. Still 1680x1050 max settings.

Avg 47.49
Max. 70.40
Min. 27.11

At this setting your 280 is really kicking my 4870x2. The demo looked good but stutters at these settings. [H] reported no improvement from the 4870 to the 4870x2 so I'm wondering if there is still room for this to improve.

@ smartel, look forward to seeing your 4870 results.
October 23, 2008 7:27:53 PM

^ +1

smartel I am pretty interested myself now.
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2008 10:51:17 PM

L1qu1d said:
I disabled SLI, it made no difference for me.

8xs AA 1680x1050 Maxed out DX 10.

Pretty impressive for 1 280 GTX.

AVG: 57.35
MAX: 95.99
MIN: 49.10


I'm surprised the min frame rate was actually 1 fps higher, which pretty much means no difference since 1 fps is just error zone.

Thanks for doing that. Impressive for one 280 for sure. Not impressive for SLI though. Is there a Far Cry 2 profile in your current driver versions NV control panel?
October 23, 2008 10:55:14 PM

yes there is, it says SLI enabled, but honestly I don't see it helping. I think the driver didn't fully install properly, because fan options are gone for the 280s, I'm going to reinstalled 2nite and private message you the results so I don't have to flood the forums for our personal use:p 

Unless ppl want to see the results:p 
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2008 11:01:55 PM

may i see the results?
=]
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2008 11:04:59 PM

Hmm, that stinks.

Feel free to PM, but IMO your findings/results are valuable to the discussion here.
October 24, 2008 12:03:27 AM

alright I'll have em up tonite @ 10, I'm going to re download the drivers. :) 

I'll also put up my laptop scores maxed out:p , the game is only playable with geometry, shadows med and no AA:p  1440x900?:p 
October 24, 2008 2:22:49 AM

Don't worry about posting too many results. I like seeing how other systems perform. To keep the results easy to follow I've made a simple chart and will add it to my first post. I'll update this in the short term.
October 24, 2008 4:21:31 AM

Single 280 GTX
well I reinstalled the drivers, and with a single card I got 49 fps AVG with a 39 min frame rate with 8x AA:S thats a 10 frame decrease.

After I reinstalled the divers again, now I get back to 57-59 each time the test is very random, I still think there are some bugs. I think I saw a 55 there too for AVG, all with AA 8x.


I'm going to try SLI right now and post back.
October 24, 2008 4:24:40 AM

K SLI now is AVG 67 fps...this thing is soo random!!!! 8x 1680x1050...
October 24, 2008 5:56:18 AM

Well guess I did ok.
ettings: Demo(Ranch Small),
1920x1200 (60Hz),
D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No
Anti-Aliasing(4x)
Overall Quality(Ultra High)

Average Framerate: 44.60
Max. Framerate: 71.55
Min. Framerate: 30.88

This was dx10
a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2008 5:19:18 PM

Then i guess i'll be doing the low end system's check, lol.

I'll try and get a copy of it; hope it's here in Chile already >_<

Nice thread people. Very enlightning

Esop!
October 25, 2008 12:11:16 AM

I too am finding that actual game play is giving me better frame rates than the benchmark. So far I'm not too impressed but I've been so looking forward to this game I'll give it a good chance before I pass judgement.
Also as L1qu1d has said it looks good but is not as good as Crysis. I've not played Stalker but for me Crysis and Warhead are the closest to photo realism that I've seen.
October 25, 2008 12:44:39 AM

Ok, sorry to totally spam this thread but here goes...
Im playing on my laptop BTW and these are the most playable settings. A little Crysis Versus Far Cry 2.
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FC2
----------------
Settings: Demo(Ranch Long),
1024x768 (60Hz), D3D9, Fixed Time Step(No),
Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen,
Anti-Aliasing(None), VSync(No),
Overall Quality(Custom), Vegetation(Low),
Shading(Medium), Terrain(Low), Geometry(Medium),
Post FX(Medium), Texture(High), Shadow(Medium),
Ambient(Medium), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Low),
Physics(Low), RealTrees(Low)

Total Frames: 11324, Total Time: 284.03s
Average Framerate: 39.87
Max. Framerate: 59.89 (Frame:756, 16.56s)
Min. Framerate: 21.33 (Frame:5195, 125.52s)

=============================================================
Crysis
------------
10/24/2008 8:29:25 PM - Vista 64
Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX9 1024x768, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
Global Game Quality: Custom
Custom Quality Values:
VolumetricEffects=Medium
Texture=Medium
ObjectDetail=Low
Sound=Medium
Shadows=Medium
Water=Medium
Physics=Low
Particles=Medium
Shading=Medium
PostProcessing=Medium
GameEffects=Low

!TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
Play Time: 48.48s, Average FPS: 41.25
Min FPS: 15.63 at frame 142, Max FPS: 54.30 at frame 879
Average Tri/Sec: 21551244, Tri/Frame: 522404
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: 1.75
TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)


Honestly, Crysis looks much better and plays a bit better too, unfortunatley. But i think the DUNIA engine is fairly new so take that into consideration.
October 25, 2008 12:55:49 AM

no1 is arguing that far cry has better graphics, but its the small details that they paid attention to that makes far cry a more credible scenario. For example in Far Cry 2, the engine (the team I should say) did a good job making sure that I felt like I was actually in Africa. The game is very colorful and diverse.

Crysis had a lot of highly detailed, but very repetitive scenes, green here, green there. I mean other than the see the game is gret and greed:p 

Its just if you look at things like the detail they put in Crysis to make it look picture perfect is amazing.

While in Far Cry 2 if you look real hard, you can still tell that its a game for sure ( thats not to say that you can't tell in crysis, its just harder:p )
October 25, 2008 1:07:24 AM

One thing i have noticed so far is the gameplay lacks "Hook-age". You want to keep your players playing.
For example, in the opening scene of COD4, you are kidnapped and see a bunch of people get shot before you yourself are assasinated. HOLY CRAP!!! In Crysis, you launch out of a plane and hit by some alien and drop a thousand feet into the ocean. BITCHIN! In FC2, you are in a taxi for a few minutes, unable to skip the cut screen. After a while i figured id see some action. Nope. At the end, your finally get a gun, only to pass out twenty seconds later. Not much "Hook-age" there.
October 25, 2008 1:49:49 AM

lol I liked the taxi ride:p 

Honestly its not a bad game, I like it. It really makes the player choose strategies before hand, rather than just be sneaky or guns blazing!:p 

meh!
October 25, 2008 1:58:15 AM

Well I got it ! Here are my results:

Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1920x1200 (60Hz), D3D9, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(None), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Optimal), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Very High), Terrain(Very High), Geometry(Very High), Post FX(High), Texture(Very High), Shadow(Very High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

# Average Framerate: 45.40
# Max. Framerate: 60.31 (Frame:330, 6.15s)
# Min. Framerate: 37.37 (Frame:985, 20.63s)

This is with the default benchmark. Not too bad.

The game is great !!!
October 25, 2008 3:40:36 AM

Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1920x1200 (60Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(None), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Ultra High), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

Average Framerate: 42.15
Max. Framerate: 65.08
Min. Framerate: 29.79

AMD X2 5200+ @ 3.15GHz
GTX 260 @ 729/1458/1224
!