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Far Cry 3 Is The Most Optimized PC Game Of 2012 - PC Performance Analysis

DSOGaming writes: "Now this is how you develop a PC version of a multi-platform title. Far Cry 3 PC is the definition of what developers can achieve when they’re taking advantage of the PC. Not only does the game look fabulous, it also scales incredibly on four cores and showcases the huge difference between a game that is optimized for dual-cores and one that is optimized for quad-cores. It’s ironic - given the fact that this is a Ubisoft title - but Far Cry 3 is the most optimized PC game of 2012 and you can read below the reasons why we consider it this good." (Far Cry 3, PC)

Cobain19  +   1040d ago
glad to see developers start taking advantage of more than two cores.
x800  +   1040d ago
yes it is well optimized for the PC.
chasegarcia  +   1040d ago
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john2  +   1040d ago
if you're using an Nvidia card, upgrade to 310.70. They fixed the stuttering with these drivers
Kennytaur  +   1040d ago
But it's by Ubisoft.... :-P
DeadlyFire  +   1040d ago
I agree. Wtf? Ubisoft? Most optimized? 2012... Mayans have to get everything right don't they. I have never seen Ubisoft release an optimized PC game that I played at launch. Now everyone else is messing up and they do it right. Somethings just not right here.
pr0digyZA  +   1040d ago
I find dx9 works well with this game, but as soon as you put it on dx11 the game has huge drops especially when there is virtually no visual difference for what you get. I think sleeping dogs for me is the most optimized of the year.
DeadlyFire  +   1040d ago
Ok that sounds more like it
RyuX19  +   1040d ago
You are definitely telling the truth there. Also PostFX is very taxing on Ultra, and what sucks about that is that is that you have to have it at least on very high for motion blur. People are now figuring out ways to have motion blur without PostFX.
pr0digyZA  +   1040d ago
Do you know what post fx even does?
To me, it looks like motion blur and some fxaa, but it shouldn't cause such a performance drop. If I tone that down to medium I see an increase in 10fps.
Rubberlegs  +   1040d ago
Well what your trying run this on? I have no problem maxing this out on Ultra with DX11. The main thing that DX11 is doing is giving you tessellation.

The post FX from I've read as to do with the depth field and motion blur. The link below talks about it and shows what it does if disable you it from the config file.

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x800  +   1040d ago
agreed sleeping dogs was optimized too.
RyuX19  +   1040d ago
I think that's all Post FX does really. Kinda dumb of them to put those two things on the same setting. Also just thought of something. Wouldn't Max Payne 3 be the best optimized PC game? That game ran flawlessly on many systems and looked great.
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pr0digyZA  +   1040d ago
True that was also really well done (especially after GTA4). Overall it definitely seemed like a better year for PC gamers.
aquamala  +   1040d ago
Looks phenomenal !
poo342947294792  +   1040d ago
all depends on your pc build I have no issues on newest 310.70 drivers in DX11 with my pc specs

i7 [email protected]
8GB 1600 Ram
2 GTX 580s in SLI

I put every setting to max in DX11 and it barly pushes each card to 30% with vsync on to my monitors refresh of 60fps

btw great game and great looking too
EditorAtGNG  +   1040d ago
Gotta hand it to Ubisoft - they really did a great job optimizing the game for PC. My rig is almost 3 years old and I can run this baby at my monitor's native resolution with DX11 and everything on High detail. I get around 30 - 35 frames and if things get a bit too clusterfucked slightly bellow 30. It ain't 60 fps but I ain't complaining.
RuperttheBear  +   1040d ago
What I love about pc gaming is you can play a game like this and turn down the settings to meet your hardware req's, play it and enjoy it, and then when you eventually upgrade you can play through it again with all the bells and whistles and enjoy it again.

I think Ubisoft did a great job with Far Cry 3, it nearly makes up for all the terrible jobs they did with other games like SC Conviction, that was a terrible port.
dirthurts  +   1040d ago
As soon as it's on sale on Steam, this game is mine.
I don't pay full price for anything.
Cheap/college kid.
taquito  +   1040d ago
99.9% of every AAA pc game made in last 6 years is great, the people who have problems usually have outdated drivers, awful integrated cards or virus' on their pc's

compared to the console counterparts, multiplat pc games are freaking amazing, the console games always run terrible (sub-30fps) look terrible (jaggies, screen tear, sub-hd ect...)

in recent memory the only game that was awful on release was gtaiv, and within two weeks rockstar had fixed the memory leaks, ghost recon fs was a bit of a mess at launch too, not as bad, but again within a week or two corrected

thats the thing with consoles games too, patches never fix the awful graphics and sluggish perforance, thats just how console games look
Kennytaur  +   1040d ago
I should bubble you down for trolling, but...
firefly69  +   1040d ago
Well it sure runs like crap on consoles and i have it!24 to 30fps dips to 18 or 20,sluglish performance ,horrible screen tearing that detracts greatly from the game!It looks Amazing on consoles but i cant even recomend it due to the awfull performance!Serious i have a top pc to but im a console made gamer and i think new console hardware should come sooner than latter because console only gamers are losing the amazing thing that is running games at smooth framerates!Frankly is not even the look of games on consoles that is in stake here,its the feeling we get when we play a game at steady frames,it something console games cant achive and its lacking a long time ago!
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ufo8mycat  +   1040d ago
I am having no framerate issues what so ever in the game and I am 31 hours in. Plays pretty smoothly here.

Graphically, to be honest, I am surprised they managed to make the game look this good on the 360.

I am like yourself, my PC would probably run Far Cry 3 on medium settings but I just prefer my console for games.

And to be really honest, I don't really think the game is that well optimised for PC, for the simple fact that the graphics on the PC version don't look light years a head of the 360 version.

I have the 360 version inprinted in my brain, so I know what it looks like and looking at the PC screenshots in that article, first thing i say to myself is "Is that it?!".

Don't get me wrong, it looks better, but not THAT much better. Considering how much more grunt PC hardware has, the game should be looking at least 4x better then that, but it doesn't.

I get this same feeling when I look at other multiplatform PC games also.

Graphics should really scale with hardware. So if the hardware is 10x more powerful, it should LOOK 10x better.

So judging by those screens, I would have to disagree with the article, I don't think Far Cry 3 is well optimised for PC, otherwise it would look a lot better.
deadfrag  +   1040d ago
Have you ever play a PC game or any game at 40+fps atleast!?I dont think so!You are telling that a game that runs at 22-24fps like the xbox 360 version is smooth to you!What the hell are you smooking,the game runs like shit on consoles and it shoud be score accordind to it!Somepeople only look to the graphics and forget that that is not the most required feature in a game!Buy a PC and run FAR CRY 3 AFTER you play the crap console version to see whats the diference between optimal experience and crap console experience!Reviewers are scoring the game 9 and 10 and dont make the distinction from the platform,wtf stupidity!
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pr0digyZA  +   1040d ago
You probably just dont notice low framerates (I dont notice screen tearing unless it is really bad), because there have already been about 5 analysis that I have shown that the game runs below 30fps on PS3/360 including bad screen tearing.

Your comment about it looking 10 times better on PC is stupid, especially considering ubisoft has to cater to the console market, it would be like me saying why doesnt no more heroes (a Wii game) look 10 times better on PS3.
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r21  +   1040d ago
I gotta agree :D I still cant believe I got this beautifully rendered action packed open world game to work on my crappy laptop :) Good work Ubisoft!

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