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 DCUII are shown in the table below:
|ASUS GTX 560 Ti DCUII OC||Zotac GTX 560 Multiview||ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 Core|
We see a 6.2% gain from the overclock in DX9 performance, which boosts to just under 7% in DirectX10 testing. We see a significant jump in the advantage over the GTX 560 Multiview in DX10 performance, at an 11.62% advantage. The jump to the next model in Nvidia's 500-series hierarchy, the GTX 560 Ti 448 Core, will give about a 12% performance advantage.