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Far Cry

This highly popular 3D shooter has high-resolution textures as well as numerous pixel shaders. The demo record we use in our tests contains a flight on a hang-glider above water surfaces and jungle. The RADEON X700 XT is a worthy opponent to the GeForce 6600 GT here, while the PowerColor solution is lagging behind them both.

The gap dwindles in the “eye candy” mode. The three mainstream graphics cards yield roughly the same frame rates.

The scene on the Research level is completely different from the previous one. This is a walk across a cave which is lit with several light sources calculated on a per-pixel basis. The lack of the core frequency of the PowerColor card is noticeable, though only in high resolutions.

In the “eye candy” mode the PowerColor X700 PRO sees the back of the GeForce 6600 GT at first, but then closes the gap in 1280x1024, and ultimately brings it to naught in 1600x1200.

 
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