ASUS ARES II Video Card Review


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.[11] 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 Quality Settings

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 8x MSAA Anti-Aliasing and ultra quality settings.


Benchmark Results: The performance difference in Far Cry 3 between the ASUS ARES2 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 at 1920×1080 were minimal, but at 2560×1600 we found the ASUS ARES2 to be 23.4% faster. While the ASUS ARES2 video card was observed as having a higher average framerate we did notice some hesitations during gameplay that were not present on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690. So, despite the lower FPS, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 gave a better game experience with these aggressive settings.

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