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Arrow Far Cry Forceware Comparison

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UPDATE: You can now see graphed versions of these results beginning on page 3.

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TIMEDEMOS
PC Games Hardware Demo
61.76 = 44.29 fps(SM 2.0)
61.77 = 46.81 fps
66.81 = 51.04 fps
66.93 = 51.54 fps
67.03 = 51.56 fps
67.65 = 51.36 fps
67.66 = 51.33 fps
70.41 = 52.65 fps
70.80 = 53.04 fps
70.90 = 53.10 fps
71.20 = 52.88 fps
71.21 = 52.83 fps
71.24 = 52.96 fps
71.25 = 52.85 fps
71.50 = 53.01 fps
71.80 = 53.50 fps
Hardware OC Steam Demo
61.76 = 42.07 fps
61.77 = 43.20 fps
66.81 = 45.47 fps
66.93 = 45.81 fps
67.03 = 45.70 fps
67.65 = 45.59 fps
67.66 = 45.54 fps
70.41 = 45.23 fps
70.80 = 45.60 fps
70.90 = 45.66 fps
71.20 = 44.55 fps
71.21 = 45.02 fps
71.24 = 44.20 fps
71.25 = 44.36 fps
71.50 = 44.58 fps
71.80 = 44.64 fps
TechReport Regulator Demo
61.76 = 44.72 fps
61.77 = 45.43 fps
66.81 = 46.03 fps
66.93 = 46.20 fps
67.03 = 46.25 fps
67.65 = 45.89 fps
67.66 = 45.93 fps
70.41 = 45.73 fps
70.80 = 45.74 fps
70.90 = 45.77 fps
71.20 = 45.77 fps
71.21 = 45.95 fps
71.24 = 46.00 fps
71.25 = 45.86 fps
71.50 = 46.11 fps
71.80 = 46.68 fps
Hardware OC Volcano Demo
61.76 = 53.75 fps
61.77 = 53.61 fps
66.81 = 56.60 fps
66.93 = 57.00 fps
67.03 = 57.31 fps
67.65 = 57.31 fps
67.66 = 57.14 fps
70.41 = 57.95 fps
70.80 = 58.02 fps
70.90 = 57.99 fps
71.20 = 57.45 fps
71.21 = 57.52 fps
71.24 = 57.36 fps
71.25 = 57.37 fps
71.50 = 57.56 fps
71.80 = 57.65 fps
3DNews Research Demo
61.76 = 50.75 fps
61.77 = 51.25 fps
66.81 = 51.29 fps
66.93 = 51.53 fps
67.03 = 51.36 fps
67.65 = 50.93 fps
67.66 = 50.93 fps
70.41 = 50.60 fps
70.80 = 50.88 fps
70.90 = 50.80 fps
71.20 = 50.67 fps
71.21 = 50.65 fps
71.24 = 50.87 fps
71.25 = 50.36 fps
71.50 = 50.92 fps
71.80 = 51.85 fps
Ubisoft Regulator Demo
61.76 = 47.92 fps
61.77 = 48.14 fps
66.81 = 50.58 fps
66.93 = 50.84 fps
67.03 = 50.86 fps
67.65 = 51.11 fps
67.66 = 50.75 fps
70.41 = 50.14 fps
70.80 = 50.71 fps
70.90 = 50.89 fps
71.20 = 50.78 fps
71.21 = 50.65 fps
71.24 = 50.82 fps
71.25 = 50.81 fps
71.50 = 50.92 fps
71.80 = 51.10 fps
Ubisoft Research Demo
61.76 = 61.26 fps
61.77 = 61.20 fps
66.81 = 66.02 fps
66.93 = 69.02 fps
67.03 = 68.96 fps
67.65 = 69.02 fps
67.66 = 68.94 fps
70.41 = 65.59 fps
70.80 = 65.80 fps
70.90 = 65.89 fps
71.20 = 66.10 fps
71.21 = 66.10 fps
71.24 = 66.20 fps
71.25 = 68.74 fps
71.50 = 68.51 fps
71.80 = 68.70 fps
Ubisoft Training Demo
61.76 = 52.65 fps
61.77 = 53.20 fps
66.81 = 54.80 fps
66.93 = 55.54 fps
67.03 = 55.19 fps
67.65 = 54.77 fps
67.66 = 54.75 fps
70.41 = 54.28 fps
70.80 = 54.21 fps
70.90 = 53.93 fps
71.20 = 54.07 fps
71.21 = 54.09 fps
71.24 = 55.30 fps
71.25 = 55.15 fps
71.50 = 55.34 fps
71.80 = 56.47 fps
The following are levels loaded from a 'save point' or 'level start' with FRAPS running.
Trainingscreenshot
61.76 = 66 fps
61.77 = 67 fps
66.81 = 69 fps
66.93 = 70 fps
67.03 = 70 fps
67.65 = 70 fps
67.66 = 70 fps
70.41 = 68 fps
70.80 = 68 fps
70.90 = 71 fps
71.20 = 71 fps
71.21 = 71 fps
71.24 = 71 fps
71.25 = 71 fps
71.50 = 71 fps
71.80 = 71 fps
Researchscreenshot
61.76 = 43 fps
61.77 = 43 fps
66.81 = 47 fps
66.93 = 47 fps
67.03 = 47 fps
67.65 = 47 fps
67.66 = 47 fps
70.41 = 47 fps
70.80 = 47 fps
70.90 = 47 fps
71.20 = 47 fps
71.21 = 47 fps
71.24 = 47 fps
71.25 = 47 fps
71.50 = 47 fps
71.80 = 47 fps
Regulatorscreenshot
61.76 = 39 fps
61.77 = 38 fps
66.81 = 41 fps
66.93 = 42 fps
67.03 = 42 fps
67.65 = 42 fps
67.66 = 42 fps
70.41 = 41 fps
70.80 = 41 fps
70.90 = 42 fps
71.20 = 42 fps
71.21 = 42 fps
71.24 = 42 fps
71.25 = 42 fps
71.50 = 42 fps
71.80 = 42 fps
Controlscreenshot
61.76 = 60 fps
61.77 = 59 fps
66.81 = 60 fps
66.93 = 60 fps
67.03 = 60 fps
67.65 = 60 fps
67.66 = 60 fps
70.41 = 60 fps
70.80 = 59 fps
70.90 = 63 fps
71.20 = 63 fps
71.21 = 62 fps
71.24 = 62 fps
71.25 = 62 fps
71.50 = 62 fps
71.80 = 63 fps
Rebellionscreenshot
61.76 = 125 fps
61.77 = 125 fps
66.81 = 128 fps
66.93 = 128 fps
67.03 = 128 fps
67.65 = 128 fps
67.66 = 128 fps
70.41 = 125 fps
70.80 = 125 fps
70.90 = 125 fps
71.20 = 126 fps
71.21 = 125 fps
71.24 = 125 fps
71.25 = 125 fps
71.50 = 125 fps
71.80 = 126 fps
Archivescreenshot
61.76 = 60 fps
61.77 = 62 fps
66.81 = 67 fps
66.93 = 68 fps
67.03 = 68 fps
67.65 = 68 fps
67.66 = 68 fps
70.41 = 67 fps
70.80 = 67 fps
70.90 = 67 fps
71.20 = 69 fps
71.21 = 68 fps
71.24 = 68 fps
71.25 = 68 fps
71.50 = 68 fps
71.80 = 68 fps
Volcanoscreenshot
61.76 = 48 fps
61.77 = 49 fps
66.81 = 53 fps
66.93 = 55 fps
67.03 = 54 fps
67.65 = 54 fps
67.66 = 54 fps
70.41 = 54 fps
70.80 = 53 fps
70.90 = 53 fps
71.20 = 55 fps
71.21 = 55 fps
71.24 = 55 fps
71.25 = 55 fps
71.50 = 55 fps
71.80 = 55 fps
Image comparison
61.77.....66.93.....67.03.....67.65.....67.66.....70.78.....71.50.....71.24.....71.20.....71.80...indoors
61.77.....66.93.....67.03.....67.65.....67.66.....70.78.....71.50.....71.24.....71.20.....71.80...outdoors

SM 3.0 v SM 2.0

SM 2.0.....61.76.....61.76
SM 3.0.....71.25.....71.25

HDR Performance & Effects: Research Demo
HDR1:: 47.23 fps effect
HDR2:: 58.82 fps effect
HDR3:: 47.17 fps effect
HDR4:: 47.05 fps effect
HDR5:: 46.92 fps effect
HDR6:: 42.98 fps effect
HDR7:: 42.83 fps effect
HDR8:: 39.41 fps effect
HDR9:: 39.39 fps effect
HDR10: 52.53 fps effect
HDR11: 52.28 fps effect

Far Cry Benchmarking Utility 1.4.1
All @ 1280 x 1024, 4AA,8AF, Driver Control Panel = Default
Driver installation method: add/remove,safe mode, clean nVidia, Driver cab, SP1 cab,reboot, manual install, defrag, reboot and set display, run tests

ps, i was bored

Update: 71.80's added.
System Specs @ Test Time:
3500+(Newcastle@stock)MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum: Bios v1.4, Optimized Defaults, 2 x 512mb Kingmax SupeRam @ 6-3-3-2.5(1T), 6800ultra @ 400/1100, Western Digital 80gig(8mb cache)
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Old 01-25-05, 08:14 AM   #2
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Damn, you must've been REALY bored.
How long did all that take you?.......
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But did you notice any IQ issue's?
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I didn't get into the IQ side of things, i don't really notice IQ when i'm playing, to busy trying to stay alive
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Quote:
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Damn, you must've been REALY bored.
How long did all that take you?.......
Awhile! haven't finished yet either
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Thanks for taking the time to do it.
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Thanks for taking the time to do it.
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So.... it really doesn't matter which version you use.
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Not FPS wise anway, i didn't playtest each driver so you might find differences with playability, some may play smoother than others.
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Wow.. thanks alot!
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oh u just tryed over a 6800Ultra, look that nVIDIA has a lot more other cards to try!

eheheh i'm joking have u also banched while sleeping? eheh
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ha, if you send me a X800/850XT-PE or a SLI setup i'll quite happily do some tests for ya

ps, just added some more drivers: 61.76 and 61.77, (70.90 and 70.41 to come)

Yaaay, all done, now i'm off to play Far Cry, problem i'm not sure which driver to use...hmmmm let me see. If you look at the Ubisoft Research Demo and the PC Hardware Demo, they are about the only demos where you see much difference between all the drivers with regard to fps, in all the other demos they are pretty well much on a par with each other, the 71.50 and the 71.25 seem to have the best all-round performance as far as speed goes.
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