Far Cry 2: GPU and CPU benchmarks
Ubisoft's Africa shooter is one of the most anxiously expected games and a technical very interesting title - beside DX10 there is said to be a big benefit for quad-core CPUs. We were able to run a benchmark session with the integrated benchmark tool and an almost final version of the game.
The benchmark tool will be included in the retail version of Far Cry 2, too. It actually is - by far - the best integrated benchmark tool we have seen so far: In a clearly laid out menu you can configure all graphics settings. Users of Vista can also choose between DX9 and DX10. Afterwards you can choose one out of three included scenes or you record your own benchmark sequence in the game. The best thing about it: During the benchmark even the A.I. and physics effects are switched on - two very important features that are missing in most integrated benchmark tools.
For our tests we used the "Ranch Small” scene that runs about one minute and offers multiple explosions, fire effects and a lot of A.I. usage. The basic CPU and graphics cards benchmarks have been completed already.