Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
The deck is stacked in ATI’s favor here, as the Radeon HD 4890 1 GB easily goes toe to toe against Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 275. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 even has room to breathe above 2560x1600 by the look of it. And ATI’s Radeon HD 4870 1 GB bests the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 by the slimmest of margins.
The Radeon HD 4870 X2’s advantage over the rest of the field grows as we turn on anti-aliasing in Far Cry 2. However, ATI’s newest card loses its lead over the GeForce GTX 275.
Interestingly, you see the GeForce GTX 285 and GTX 275 almost uncomfortably close. This is partially attributable to testing the GTX 275 with Nvidia’s beta 185 driver and the GTX 285 tested with the most current 182 build. As we saw previously, the new driver does enable a marked boost in Far Cry 2.