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Submitted by mpctips 719d ago | news

AMD, Nvidia Push Out New Graphics Drivers Primed for Far Cry 3

Maximum PC: The wait is over, Far Cry 3 is here and available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and of course our favorite gaming platform, the PC. To kick things off on a high note, both AMD and Nvidia have released new GPU drivers -- AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta and Nvidia GeForce 310.70 -- that promise to deliver big performance gains in Far Cry 3 (by as much as 38 percent in some cases), as well as a few other titles. (AMD, Far Cry 3, Gaming, NVIDIA, PC hardware, Software)

justinbkerr  +   719d ago
AMD has been putting out nothing but betas since October. Bring on a full stable release already.
newsguy  +   719d ago
Far Cry 3: the new Crysis (in terms of benchmarks)
RyuX19  +   718d ago
Really? But I guess when you mean in terms of benchmarks you're not talking about graphically.
Klonopin  +   718d ago
He meant to say Far Cry 3 will be used as a point of referance for GPU benchmarks, of course he was referring to the graphics.
RyuX19  +   718d ago
But the graphics aren't that impressive.
3GenGames  +   718d ago
Maybe your GPU isn't good enough then?
RyuX19  +   717d ago
I can run everything very well, but the graphics don't look impressive like the graphics seen in the Crysis games. I'm not saying it's a bad game or that the graphics are bad, but Crysis is way better than this, especially 2, and 3 looks even better graphically.

Far Cry 3 has a plastic like look to me. It doesn't look photo-real and the weather effects are pretty bad. It doesn't even have volumetric clouds, they are static.

Again, not saying it's a bad game because I do like the game a lot, but the graphics are not that impressive.
Axecution  +   718d ago
I agree it looks amazing. But my computer can run it with a steady frame-rate on ultra with everything maxed except vsync x2, and my computer is showing its age as it is. A lot of games i need to turn down to medium/high to even get a playable frame-rate.

Far Cry 3 looks mind-blowing, and i agree it looks better than Crysis on my machine - but im also well aware that people with super beast PCs can play Crysis at crazy resolutions on ultra with ridiculous mods that i could never think of running for another 10 years xD

So i dont agree. Crysis is definitely a better benching tool than this. Really good game. Gonna buy it soon :) (I torrented it to play the first half hour or so but i uninstalled. I dont support piracy)
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Qrphe  +   718d ago
"I torrented it to play the first half hour or so but i uninstalled. I dont support piracy"

That's like saying that you stole a piece of bread, had a lil' bite, and decided it to throw it away because you don't support theft!

Just kidding, we both know the piracy of software and the theft of actual goods is a different thing.

Just giving you a hard time plus I haven't slept in a day :p
Axecution  +   718d ago
haha i knew id get called out for that xD

Dont worry man i download torrents like demos. When a game doesn't have a demo i get cautious cause like, why didnt they make a demo? haha

Same with games that hide their metacritic score on the steam page actually xD
Speed-Racer  +   718d ago
Qrphe - Surprisingly enough, I torrent some of my software to try it out before buying. For instance, it's hard to shell out a couple hundred bucks on say web software for instance that you ultimately won't know if you like or hate it till you use it. As for games, I sometimes torrent just to make sure my specs are up to par. The reality is that buying the game has a lot of benefits attached, but I sample to make sure my money's well spent.
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Audiggity  +   718d ago
I like that approach. It reminds me of the good ole' days, there was this crazy concept of releasing demos prior to the release of games :)
Speed-Racer  +   718d ago
Woah, woah, get that devil talk outta here.

On a real though, I bought a number of games because of demos. Quake, Monster Truck Madness, Age of Empires, and so on. Ah well.

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