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: In Far Cry 3 with our aggressive test settings of Ultra preset image qualities and 8X MSAA the AMD Radeon R7 260 didn’t do that hot. We averaged just 12 FPS with these settings at 1920×1080. If you were playing Far Cry 3 on this card as a gamer you’d want to turn off MSAA and run it with high image quality settings at 1920×1080. We have to test $100 to $1000 video cards, so it’s hard to find settings that will work for everything as we want to push the enthusiast cards that often have 3-6GB of memory on them.