9. Far Cry 2 (DirectX 9/10)
Far Cry 2 is one of the hottest game titles right now. The game supports both DirectX 9 and DirectX10 and its graphics engine is much lighter than the one Crysis uses. As a result, all graphics cards are expected to perform very well, even at 1920x1200 with 16xAA/16xAF enabled.
We start with the resolution of 1280x1024. The Gainward Rampage700 2GB GS was the fastest card in the test no matter the quality settings we set:
We got a similar performance at 1680x1050, where the Gainward Rampage700 2GB GS was faster than its competitors even with Ultra high quality mode enabled:
The Gainward Rampage700 2GB GS graphics solution was also very strong at 1920x1200:
A pretty good performance even under the DirectX10 tests. The Gainward Rampage700 2GB GS is almost 10FPS faster than the XFX 260GTX XXX with the quality settings maxed out. There is no real comparison with the HD4870 series.