Get Best Far Cry 5 Performance: 10 Graphics Cards Tested at “Ultra” Quality

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jaexyr

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Game is pretty. (All else about the game was hugely disappointing.) My 1080 card running @ 1440/G85hz was quite nice.
 

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I'm really impressed by how well optimized this game is. There are lots of granular options for visual tweaking.

Does anyone remember ID Soft's "Rage" launch from a few years back? That game was highly anticipated and also got good reviews, but suffered from a wide variety for technical problems on PC. The engine was so glitchy that it barely ran on AMD video cards for a week before they released drivers to make it playable. Also, there were hardly any configurable graphics options besides resolution. ID Soft didn't make the engine from scratch either. It derived from Doom 3's Tech Engine 4.

Comparing the Far Cry 5 launch to Rage reveals a night and day difference.
 

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Even in comparison to 3 & 4.... 5 is horrible. I love that video of 2. I used it in a steam review



 
Uh.... WHAT??
"This is also the first time we have encountered a game that monopolizes CPU resources to such an extent. Could this be due to the Denuvo DRM and/or the physics engine?"

How are the CPU resources monopolized if you have minimal benefit beyond TWO cores plus hyperthreading?

That's not a very heavy load.
 

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About the Rage comparison: Rage was the first OpenGL game to push the API so hard. Most fixes were done at driver level - while FC5 is DX11 only. Had it been done in DX12/Vulkan, and really pushing physics, I'm not so sure it would run that well. DE:MD actually looks better to me.
 

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You're right about the reasons why Rage was such a mess at launch. As I recall, the drivers at the time were underdeveloped for OpenGL and Rage was asking for more than the drivers were used to. This was largely an AMD problem. I think Nvidia wasn't plagued the same way.

I used Rage for the comparison because it offered VERY few graphics customization options and it wouldn't run for a significant part of the PC user base, regardless of reason.
 
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