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Far Cry 2

Publisher: Ubisoft

Far Cry 2 is the latest first person shooter from Ubisoft, and while it continues the Far Cry franchise that Crytek started in 2004, this game is built on its own in-house engine and has no association - other than its name - to anything Crytek has worked on or is working on now. We used a retail version of the game and the in-built gameplay demo set to High-Very High settings under DirectX 10.

Far Cry 2

1680x1050 0AA 0AF, Very High Settings

  • Core 2 Extreme QX9770 (4x3.2GHz, 1,600MHz FSB, DDR3)
  • Core 2 Extreme QX9770 (4x3.2GHz, 1,600MHz FSB, DDR2)
  • Core 2 Quad Q9650 (4x3.0GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR3)
  • Core 2 Quad Q9550 (4x2.83GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR3)
  • Core 2 Quad Q9450 (4x2.66GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR3)
  • Core 2 Duo E8500 (2x3.16GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR3)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 (4x2.6GHz, 2.0GHz HTT)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 (4x3.0GHz, 1.8GHz HTT)
  • Core 2 Quad Q9650 (4x3.0GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR2)
  • AMD Phenom II X4 920 (4x2.8GHz, 1.8GHz HTT)
  • Core 2 Duo E8500 (2x3.16GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR2)
  • Core 2 Quad Q9550 (4x2.83GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR2)
  • Core 2 Quad Q9450 (4x2.66GHz, 1,333MHz FSB, DDR2)
  • Core 2 Quad Q6700 (4x2.66GHz, 1,066MHz FSB, DDR2)
  • Core 2 Quad Q6700 (4x2.66GHz, 1,066MHz FSB, DDR3)
  • AMD Phenom X4 9950 BE (4x2.6GHz, 2.0GHz HTT)
  • AMD Phenom X4 9850 BE (4x2.5GHz, 2.0GHz HTT)
  • Core i7 965 (4x3.2GHz, 6.4GHz QPI, SMT enabled)
  • Core i7 940 (4x2.93GHz, 4.8GHz QPI, SMT enabled)
  • Core i7 920 (4x2.66GHz, 4.8GHz QPI, SMT enabled)
  • AMD Athlon X2 7750 BE (2x2.7GHz, 1.8GHz HTT)
  • AMD Athlon X3 8750 BE (3x2.4GHz, 1.8GHz HTT)
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    • 65.3
    • 65.2
    • 64.5
    • 64.2
    • 63.1
    • 62.5
    • 62.4
    • 61.3
    • 60.4
    • 60.1
    • 59.4
    • 59.3
    • 58.4
    • 58.1
    • 58.0
    • 55.4
    • 52.5
    • 52.4
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    • 47.4
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In Far Cry 2 though the performance is a good step up by several frames per second from the older Phenoms, and compared to other DDR2 Intel CPUs they finally outperform them, whereas before they sat behind. The DDR3 Intel Penryn CPUs are still faster, but the platform cost for DDR3 is greater - are just a couple of frames per second really worth it?
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