I just bought Far Cry 2 and started playing it on my PC. With all settings on Ultra High with 1920x1200 resolution and DX10 I get a solid 25+ FPS on my configuration:
E8600 @ 4.3 Ghz
4GB G.skill Black Oc'd to 958 4-4-4-12 timings
1 4870 X2
Now the system I just built, some of you might be acquainted with it :
E6750 @ 3.6
4GB G.skill Black Oc'd to 900 4-4-4-12 timings (I love this RAM!)
XFX 680i LT
2x 8800 GTS 512mb
1 WD 640GB
PC Power and Cooling 750w
It is totally unplayable at high/very high/ultra high at any resolution with any amounts of AA with DX10 enabled... in Ultra High in 1920x1200 resolution with DX9 the game tends to be very playable. Am I wrong about thinking this system should be able to play Far Cry 2 in DX10 even with lowered settings... atleast? This system is supposed to go to my cousin on Sunday, so I am freaking out a bit.
I have officially found the 180.42 BETA drivers that nVidia says "Recommended for the best experience on Far Cry 2". I checked for a driver update once I bought Far Cry 2, and did not find any. It is usually my policy NEVER to use beta drivers, as I do not trust them. I will try these, thanks for the help. Who says nVidia drivers are better than ATI drivers?
Edit: Sigh... the one time I don't get all paranoid about a new game, the new game I buy requires a BETA release driver to run half way decently. With 5 minutes of research under my belt I am 99% sure this will fix my problem. Thanks.
Alright, I disabled SLI while I was downloading the 180.42 drivers and the performance in Far Cry 2 more than doubled... after I installed the new drivers I am now getting very similar performance to my setup. I am glad that PC can max out a game like this, my cousin's B-day will kick ass!