AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card Review with Sapphire Dual-X R7 265

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Far Cry 3

Farcry3 Game Screenshot

Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is the sequel to 2008’s Far Cry 2. The game was released on December 4th, 2012 for North America. Far Cry 3 is set on a tropical island found somewhere at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. After a vacation goes awry, player character Jason Brody has to save his kidnapped friends and escape from the islands and their unhinged inhabitants.

FarCry 3 Quality Settings

FarCry 3 Video Quality

Far Cry 3 uses the Dunia Engine 2 game engine with Havok physics. The graphics are excellent and the game really pushes the limits of what one can expect from mainstream graphics cards. We set game title to 8x MSAA Anti-Aliasing and ultra quality settings.

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Far Cry 3 appears to be like most of the other games we are using to test video cards and uses up about 20% of the processor and is running on multiple cores.

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Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB graphics card was 35% faster than the AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB and was performing right with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti w/ Boost. The AMD Radeon R7 265 provides a substantial performance uplift over the AMD Radeon R7 260X and it costs just $20 more by the starting MSRP.

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Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R7 265 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti w/ Boost are clearly performing better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X!

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