Moving on from the synthetics, we come to measures of real world gaming performance. Most games are built inside a shell called an "engine", and over the years new engines have evolved as graphics hardware has improved. First up is Far Cry, which was developed with the Crytek engine and is a good game to tax the graphics card with textures, shading and lighting. We turned on the flashlight in our custom time demo, Cooler01, to make sure the card got a thorough workout. Far Cry also has HDR (High Dynamic Range) features, which helps test the effects of HDR code in testing.