Far Cry Primal Benchmarks Show AMD with Performance Lead over Nvidia
With Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Far Cry series, Far Cry Primal, just released on PC, it’s time to have a look at the performance assessment to see how the most popular graphics cards amongst Steam users can handle this action-adventure video game.
Folks over at ComputerBase have published a benchmark test for Far Cry Primal, carried out with graphics settings preset at three different resolutions: 1920 × 1080 (Full HD), 2,560 × 1,440 (Quad HD) and 3,840 × 2,160 (Ultra HD). The test configuration includes:
– CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K CPU
– Motherboard: Asus Z170 Deluxe, DDR4 memory
– Graphics Drivers: Nvidia GeForce 362.0, AMD Radeon Crimson 16.2 Beta
– Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Far Cry Primal Benchmark Results:
As it turns out, AMD cards continue to outperform their Nvidia counterparts. Only the GeForce GTX 980 Ti could stay in the game, and that is the OC Edition. But as we climb up to the Ultra HD resolution, the Radeon R9 Fury X dethrones 980 Ti G1 Gaming, becoming the best graphics solution.
For FHD resolution, AMD cards with reference clock speeds are even faster than the overclocked Nvidia GPUs. The Radeon R9 390 is 70 percent faster than an overclocked GeForce GTX 980, while the GTX 970, which actually competes with the R9 390, is buried deep in the list.
Nothing changes in 2,560 × 1,440 res, but at Ultra HD, the AMD cards push even a bit further forward. The situation remains the same in the lower price ranges, where the Radeon R9 380X, the R9 380 and even the old R9 270X are faster than the GeForce GTX 960 – again, this is equally true for overclocked Nvidia versions.
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