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: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 struggled at 5760×1080, due largely to the 2GB frame buffer and our use of 8x AA. Far Cry 3 can really take advantage of the video cards that have 3GB or more memory. At 1920×1080 the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 averaged 39.122 frames per second, not far behind the GeForce GTX 680 2GB which averaged 40.9 frames per second or the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB card from AMD. The GeForce GTX 760 was only 9% slower than the GTX 680 and 16.4% behind the Sapphire Radeon HD7970 Vapor-X. Once we were running the triple monitor setup the 3GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 was nearly double the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB card due to the frame buffer being totally full.