Yesterday's Far Cry 2 VGA performance article was quite a success and very well appreciated by you guys. The game really is extremely popular. I've done some minor updates to this article.
First off, the 9800 GX2 performance is really nasty and we've received some questions about it. We know for sure that the performance will be much beter, yet this is simply a driver issue. We retested with the final Public Beta driver from NVIDIA, and did notice a slightly better performance. Yet it remains rather horrible.
Word our in our forums is that dropping AA or go towards the DX9 codepath can solve the issue. Dropping back to the older 178.24 driver might work as well, at the least an acceptable framerate is in sight that way. Check out more info in our forum thread.
A second and quite massively requested question was, if it would be possible for us to include the results for the Radeon HD 4870 with 1024MB memory.
Our article clearly states that with our opted image quality settings (DX10|4xAA|High IQ), any card with a framebuffer greater than 512MB will have a positive effect in performance, especially at the higher resolutions. So that's a very fair question from you guys. I hunted down that card and just finished the benchmark sessions with it. So the 1024 MB model 4870 card along with the Radeon HD 4830 results are included as well, bringing the VGA charts towards a massive 18 tested graphics cards.
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