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 High image quality settings and we thought that at 1920×1080 we’d see some performance gaps open on the 1GB and 2GB Radeon HD 7790 cards and we were right. At 1920×1080 we noticed a 1.8 FPS improvement with the Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC card, which is an 11% performance improvement. The bad news is that the game isn’t really playable with these settings either way.