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Written by Tim White - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 01 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Video Card
Sapphire HD 4600 Series Features
100255DDR4 Specifications
Closer Look: Sapphire HD4670
100255DDR40 Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
Crysis Benchmark Results
FarCry 2 Benchmark Results
FarCry 2 - HD4670 Overclocked
VGA Power Consumption
Sapphire HD4670 Final Thoughts
Sapphire 100255DDR4 Conclusion

FarCry 2 Benchmark Results

The newest game benchmark tool to Benchmark Reviews: Far Cry 2 is one of the newest First Person Shooter games out there. The game is playable in both DX9 and DX10.

FarCry 2 uses a brand new game engine call the Dunia Engine. Taken from UBI.com: DUNIA ENGINE The Dunia Engine was built specifically for Far Cry 2 by the award-winning Ubisoft Montréal development team. It delivers the most realistic destructible environments, amazing special effects such as dynamic fire propagation and storm effects, real-time night-and-day cycle, dynamic music system, non-scripted enemy A.I. and so much more...

This benchmark tool is very similar in setup and usage to the Mad Boris Crysis benchmark tool. It allows batch runs to be used and gives you maximum and minimum frame rates as well as average frame rates for each individual run as well as average rates for the entire batch. This benchmark tool can also stress your system fairly hard as it runs through many types of terrain and many different types of effects. The test used for this review was Ranch Medium with both 4x AA and 0xAA and Ultra quality everywhere else for each resolution.

Based on the test results charted below it's clear that Far Cry 2 is one game that actually favors DX10 at least when some anti-aliasing is applied. The average frame rate is shown for each resolution in the charts below.

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From these results it's clear that although this little rocker doesn't do too bad compared with other more serious cards as it sits it just can't keep up. The HD 4670 does seem to lose less ground when 4x AA is applied but it's just not enough at these clocks to be playable at these resolutions.

I do want to add that for consistency sake these benchmarks are run at the same settings as every other card here at Benchmark Reviews. I'm a bit at odds with that and am unsure it gives a true representation for anything but high end cards. In a pure science reasoning it has it's merits, but to the lay person, the kids, the casual gamer I'm not sure it shows them useful data.

Having said that, lets look at one last benchmark chart. This time I overclocked the HD 4670 to 790mhz core and 1190mhz memory.



 

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