Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHz Edition Video Card Review

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FarCry 3

Far Cry 3 Co-Op Mode Trailer Released!

FarCry 3 is a popular first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft.  Being released in December 2012 using the Dunia Engine 2, which is based on the CryEngine.  There is no built-in benchmarking utility, so using one of the built-in missions we will attempt to keep it as similar across the tests.  Setting the graphics quality to Ultra we begin the testing.

Gigabyte HD7870 FarCry 3 Video

Gigabyte HD7870 FarCry 3 Video Quality

 At Ultra settings the FarCry 3 looks incredible, the Dunia engine pushes most mid-level cards, and at these settings both cards are able to play the game very smoothly.

 HD7870 FarCry 3 FPS

Benchmark Results:  With a 56% performance boost, the ASUS GTX 560Ti can’t match the Gigabyte HD7870.  This is to be expected though, comparing a card that is a generation behind the other, and with half the memory.

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