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.
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.
Benchmark Results: We run Far Cry 3 with the Ultra image quality settings, so the 1GB cards will have their frame buffer filled to the max at 1920×1080. The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC was able to run at 26.7 FPS with these tough settings, which made it 64.8% faster than the Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 Dual-X OC video card. There is just a $10 difference between the cards and for that price difference, the performance difference is huge.