Far Cry 3 GPU and CPU benchmarks [PCGH.de]

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by boxleitnerb, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. BD231

    BD231 Diamond Member

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    Wonder how much drivers will improve performance on these new titles coming out that are killing Kepler and the 7000 series. MSAA, HBAO, ect, all useless features with current hardware.
     
  2. DrBoss

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    SSAO and HBAO both result in dark halo's around the profile of object (when they are in the foreground). HDAO to a large degree does not suffer from this.

    If you are looking to gain a decent fps boost, turn off Ambient Occlusion completely and set Alpha to Converge to "enhanced". A2C does a good job smoothing foliage in the foreground. Add 2 or 4x MSAA to further smooth the image.

    HDAO looks good, but comes with a large performance hit.
     
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    Agreed, HDAO seems to be the best balance, also FXAA seems to be implemented within the post processing so MSAA isn't necessary.
     
  4. DrBoss

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    hmm interesting redundancy. I will dump MSAA tonight and compare image quality.

    As a side note. all the ##AA stuff is getting confusing. HDAO HBAO SSAO MSAA FXAA A2C blah blah blah... headache
    gone are the days when all we had to do was choose our level of AA
     
  5. SirPauly

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    Indeed!
     
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  6. boxleitnerb

    boxleitnerb Platinum Member

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    Without MSAA, A2C doesn't work afaik. And that it sorely needed.
     
  7. toyota

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    I am a bit confused as people have talked about playing the game yet it is not even released yet.
     
  8. mablo

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    It's released in Europe the rest of the world the 29th.
     
  9. aaksheytalwar

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    I am confused. Which is the best looks wise for a 7000 series card?
    Hdao
    Hbao
    Ssao
     
  10. toyota

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    oh so Europe has it now. btw it says Dec 4 for me here in the USA.
     
  11. (sic)Klown12

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    HDAO is the best in terms of visuals, but comes with such a high performance hit that most don't think it's worth it. The next best would be HBAO followed by SSAO.
     
  12. aaksheytalwar

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    For me that most taxing is HBAO then HDAO then SSAO.

    And visually ya HDAO is the best but I still avg in 50s and 60s at 1080p max (but no AA) in FC3 with it.
     
  13. Deders

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    It's often the other way around
     
  14. VulgarDisplay

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    Does anyone know if 12.11 Beta 8 is the performance driver for far cry 3 that Guru3D referenced on 11/30/2012 in their Far Cry 3 review?

    They said that AMD will be releasing a performance driver on Monday or Tuesday for the game, and I wasn't sure if Beta 8 was that driver and if the pending driver was just WHQL?

    Anyone heard anything? I'd love a 10-20% increase in frames that's for sure lol.
     
  15. raghu78

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    the performance driver for farcry 3 is the next driver after beta 8 due monday or tuesday. its mostly a beta driver.
     
  16. tviceman

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    This is an AMD evolved title and it doesn't have an optimized driver out already?
     
  17. mablo

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    Weird that they are set to launch the performance driver at the US launch when the game was released 5 days prior in the rest of the world.
     
  18. cmdrdredd

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    Well, AMD is based in North America. Not that it means anything, but They probably have some reason for their release timeframe.
     
  19. mablo

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    Of course, I'm not complaining. Actually I think it plays really well on my 7950 as it is, but any increase in performance is welcomed.
     
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    The release notes for 12.11 Beta 8 showed Far Cry 3 enhancements. This upcoming driver is supposed to give more on top of that.
     
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    Weird that it plays better on max settings for me than optimal.
     
  22. DiogoDX

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    12.11 BETA 11

    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/AMD_Catalyst_12.11_Beta11.exe
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/hotfix/catalyst_application_profiles/AMD_Catalyst_12.11_CAP2.exe

    Release notes: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst1211betadriver.aspx
     
  23. cmdrdredd

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    I think by the time I get around to being able to play it (after x-mas) performance will largely have been fixed. That's my hope anyway.

    I just have too much else to play at the moment so I'm going to set this one under the tree, in a manner of speaking since it's on steam.
     
  24. StrangerGuy

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    "Let's just put in visual features that look different instead of better that incur a sizeable performance hit so you can justify a new card. Hey look NV gets 1% more fps here!" Wooooo.

    Unimpressed by technical quality of graphics for a looooooooong time since Crysis 1.
     
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    AMD press release: TechPowerUp


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