DriverHeaven looks at IQ effects of FarCry P-v1.2

DriverHeaven does a quick look at the speed increases of SM2.0/3.0 and the new IQ levels.

<A HREF="http://www.driverheaven.net/articles/farcrypatch/" target="_new">http://www.driverheaven.net/articles/farcrypatch/</A>

The conclusion is pretty much what we said over the past few days; <i><b>"Therefore, if you’ve got a 6800 series card don’t hesitate to install the patch, it will greatly improve your Farcry experience. If you’re a Radeon X800 user keep well away and stick with patch 1.1."</i></b>

It's also a fair question they ask as to; how Crytek/Ubi could allow a patch with such a huge negative hit to a series of cards that were performing well before the patch to get through?


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It's also a fair question they ask as to; how Crytek/Ubi could allow a patch with such a huge negative hit to a series of cards that were performing well before the patch to get through?
I suspect that the SM3.0 implementation in the engine might introduce some redesign of other graphic stuff. And since this patch was mostly a nVidia affair, they probably don't bother to optimize the ATI performance.

It would be interesting to see if there is some trick behind this patch.

Or maybe, ATI had a "app detection" routine that don't work anymore with patch 1.2... This sounds like a conspiracy! :smile:

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Actually take a look at the numbers there is an increase for ATi for some of the levels. But also a bigger drop for others.