AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Video Card Review

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Far Cry 4


Far Cry 4 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One video game consoles, and Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to 2012’s Far Cry 3. The game was released on November 18th, 2014 in North America and Europe. Far Cry 4 follows Ajay Ghale, a young Kyrati-American who returns to his native country Kyrat to spread his deceased mother’s ashes. He finds the country in a state of civil war between Kyrat’s Royal Army led by the country’s eccentric and tyrant king Pagan Min and the Golden Path, a rebel movement fighting to free Kyrat from Min’s oppressive rule.

FarCry4 settings

Far Cry 4 uses the heavily modified 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 Ultra image quality settings and did not adjust any of the advanced settings.

farcry4 CPU Usage

Far Cry 4 uses about 30% of the processor and is running on multiple cores as you can see from our screen capture above. One core has more of a load on it than the others, but all logical processors are being uses to some degree when playing Far Cry 4.


Benchmark Results: In Far Cry 4 the GeForce GTX 980 Ti averaged 41.96 FPS and the Radeon R9 Fury X averaged 45.87 FPS. When overclocked the GeForce GTX 980 Ti was able to beat out the Radeon R9 Fury X on FarCry 4 by nearly 3 FPS or about 6%.


Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon Fury X 4GB video card was able to easily defeat the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in Far Cry 4 with Ultra image quality settings!

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