ATI Radeon HD 4770 CrossFire Video Card Review

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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released on October 21, 2008 in North America. Crytek, the developers of the original game, were not involved in the development of Far Cry 2.

FarCry2 Screen Shot

Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2 called Dunia, meaning “world,” “earth” or “living” in Parsi but also used in many languages. The Dunia Engine was built specifically for Far Cry 2 by the Ubisoft Montreal development team. It delivers realistic destructible environments, special effects such as dynamic fire propagation and storm effects, real-time night-and-day cycle, dynamic music system and non-scripted enemy A.I. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Only 2 or 3 percent of the original CryEngine code is re-used, according to Michiel Verheijdt, Senior Product Manager for Ubisoft Netherlands. Far Cry 2 also supports the amBX technology from Philips. With the proper hardware, this adds effects like vibrations, ambient colored lights, and fans that generate wind effects.

For our testing today, we benchmarked exclusively in DirectX 10 with 8x AA enabled at 1280×1024 and then without AA turned on at 1920×1200.

Far Cry 2 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: In Far Cry 2 the Radeon HD 4770 512MB does okay at 1920×1200 and 1280×1024 without AA enabled, but once 8xAA was turned the card wasn’t able to play the game smoothly like the other cards tested. The same proved true in CrossFire as with AA disabled it beat out all the other cards it was benchmarked against, but with 8xAA enabled at 1280×1024 the Radeon HD 4770 fell behind other single card solutions.

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