You may be aware that the FarCry game had some issues with working on NVIDIA’s GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU. Well, after installing the 1.1 patch we are happy to say that the things improved greatly for the NV40. Moreover, now even FSAA and anisotropic filtering function without problems at all!
The picture FarCry demonstrates is pretty clear. In 1024x768 resolution performance is limited by central processing unit, but in higher resolutions ATI RADEON X800 XT is becoming the leader in performance thanks to excellent shader-processing engines.
Where even the GeForce 6800 Ultra gives up, the new RADEON X800-series from ATI Technologies demonstrate astonishing results because of very efficient HyperZ HD technology in addition to fast shader processing.
This is FarCry with the highest settings possible. This is 1600x1200 resolution with 4x full-scene antialiasing and 16x anisotropic filtering activated. This is the RADEON X800. And this is absolutely playable. No comments are required for 85% performance improvement over the competing GeForce 6800 Ultra.