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Benchmarks: Devil May Cry 4, Far Cry 2


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Devil May Cry 4 is a multi-platform action game released on February 2008.



Devil May Cry 4 is not the most demanding game to be released this year, but it still manages to create some problems for the older budget cards. At 1920x1200 the GeForce 9800 GTX+ looks dangerous with an average of 100fps, followed by the Radeon HD 4850 with 93fps. Again the Radeon HD 4830 is impressive with 85fps, followed by the GeForce 9800 GT with 75fps. The GeForce 9600 GT is able to edge out the Radeon HD 4670 reaching 54fps.

The Radeon HD 4650 struggles at this resolution with just 35fps. however at 1440x900 it managed a very decent 45fps, while the GeForce 8600 GTS was even faster with 52fps.

Even the Radeon HD 2600XT, which was the slowest graphics card we tested, averaged 36fps at 1440x900 which is just enough for reasonably playable performance.


Far Cry 2 Benchmarks

Far Cry 2 is a first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The game was released last October using the Dunia engine specially developed for this title. After some heavy criticism faced by Crysis' demanding hardware specifications, FC2 was marketed as being more lightweight without sacrificing on the eye candy.

Depending on your taste, Far Cry 2 is arguably one of the most exciting first-person shooter releases of the year. We tested the game using high quality settings in the DX10 rendering mode with AA/AF disabled.



At 1920x120 the GeForce 9800 GTX+ managed 59fps, while the Radeon HD 4850 was able to reach 53fps making it slightly slower. The Radeon HD 4830 and the GeForce 9800 GT were matched and equally impressive scoring near the 50fps mark.

The GeForce 9600 GT followed closely with 42fps. The Radeon HD 4670 struggled once again with an average of 32 fps. Dropping the resolution down to 1440x900 allowed the Radeon HD 4670 to average 43fps, which was much more playable. The Radeon HD 4650 managed just 33fps, while the four graphics cards under it were unable to deliver playable performance.