Quote from Crytek website
In addition to the improvements mentioned in the updated changelog, the 1.2 patch will enable much-anticipated Shader Model 3.0 support for NVIDIA's new GeForce 6-series cards. Leveraging Microsoft's DirectX 9.0c, SM 3.0 support will enable gamers with supported hardware to achieve unprecedented levels of realism in their Far Cry experience.
exactly how does better performace amount to unprecedented levels of realism ?
Are you sure HDR and displacement mapping arent included ?
sounds to me like they are saying it is.