Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is a DirectX 11 title using Ubisoft's Dunia engine, which is coded to take advantage of multi-core processors. The game allows DirectX 9 modes as well, and we'll test both to see how the cards compare in each scenario. The Dunia engine utilizes physics-intensive semi-destructible environments to create a dynamic open FPS world with unscripted AI.
The benchmarks included 3 runs of the "Ranch Long" at a 1920x1080 resolution, 8xMSAA, and "Very High" graphics detail with no Vsync. We tested both DX9 and DX10 settings, and the number reported is the average of the runs.
The relative performance from the stock ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 Core are shown in the table below:
|ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 (850MHz)||eVGA GTX 560 Ti (950MHz)||ASUS GTX 560 Ti DCUII (830MHz)|
For DirectX 9 performance, we see a healthy boost of nearly 6% from a heavily-overclocked GTX 560 Ti model, and a sizable 12.5% boost from a lightly-overclocked stock ASUS GTX 560 Ti DCUII. The overclock to 850MHz core and 975MHz clock game the GTX 560 Ti 448 an additional 7.7% gain.
In general, we see the advantage of the 448-core model fall a bit, with the advantage falling to roughly 1%, but the 950MHz GTX 560 Ti closed the gap by 2%.