But I said it before, I'll say it again. Far Cry is HEAVILY gpu dependant.
Is this really true? I've been trying to figure out some of the numbers I'm seeing. In "good" areas of the game where the framerate is high my AIW 9800 Pro is usually 10-20 fps higher than my 5900U. But, when I hit the "bad" areas where the framerate plummets, 25 or so is normal for the AIW and 23 or so for the 5900U. So, what levels out the lows? I was thinking maybe it was the CPU. My cpus are XP 3000+ for the AIW system and XP 2800+ (overclocked to almost a 3000+ level) for the nvidia system.