The pair of PowerColor cards is unrivalled by NVIDIA’s hardware in Far Cry. There are too many complex, math1ematics-heavy pixel shaders here that the architecture of ATI’s chips is so effective with.
When we enable full-screen anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, the PowerColor X800 XL finds itself capable of challenging the much more expensive GeForce 6800 Ultra which is its turn cannot achieve the bar set by the PowerColor X850 XT.
The game runs smoothly on the PowerColor cards: the performance of the PowerColor X800 XL is on the same level with the topmost device from NVIDIA in all resolutions. The overclocked PowerColor X850 XT is an unrivalled leader here.
The “eye candy” mode brings no changes. The PowerColor X850 XT is confidently on top, while the PowerColor X800 XL with its lower operational frequencies is no worse than the GeForce 6800 Ultra.