AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD


Far Cry 3

Farcry3 Game Screenshot

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.


FarCry 3 Video Quality

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 2x MSAA Anti-Aliasing and ultra quality settings.


Far Cry 3 appears to be like most of the other games we are using to test video cards and uses up about 20% of the processor and is running on multiple cores.


Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 averaged 46.6 FPS and the PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290X averaged 24.1 FPSin FarCry 3, so you can certainly see that doubling up GPUs certainly doesn’t hurt performance.


Benchmark Results: The gameplay felt pretty good on the AMD Radeon R9 295X2, but there was a decent drop in the first portion of the benchmark that hit both the CrossFire and SLI setups that you could sense in the game. The performance of both single GPU setups was relatively smooth and you can see that there was much more fluctuation with the dual-GPU setups.