ATI Radeon CrossFireX Review - Far Cry 2

Submitted by skipclarke on 20 July, 2010 - 20:49

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CrossFireX Scaling

HD 5870 E6 2GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 65% 70%
EF 70% 69%


HD 5870 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 62% 68%
EF 57% 58%


HD 5850 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 76% 78%
EF 72% 66%


HD 5770 1GB CFX
  1680x1050 1920x1200
WS 80% 73%
EF 79% 70%

Far Cry 2 (and the whole Cry/Crysis series) has long been considered a system killer. If not a killer, then at least a good strong test. As always, we run our test at max settings with 4xAA. The benchmark tool within Far Cry 2 offers settings for High, Very High and Ultra. We chose Ultra with 4xAA.

While once a true system killer, Far Cry 2 shows that hardware catches up to software. Even a sub-$200 card provides an easily playable experience (though not always at the highest settings). CFX scaled well, and offers solid performance boosts across the line. The pair of 5870 cards scale at 70% and 60%. The 5850 offers 70% scaling on average, and the 5770 offers 75%.

Far Cry 2