Far Cry 5 is one of the biggest games of the year, with Ubisoft really putting some effort into the PC side of things. The company worked with AMD on the launch of the game for the PC, with included multi-GPU support and 8K resolution support. We've done some preliminary testing on the game at 8K, and have those results in the coming pages.
But first, a quick run-down on Far Cry 5. Far Cry 5 is powered by the Dunia Engine, which is a modified version of CryEngine and scales beautifully on a vast range of hardware. The game world itself is set in the fictional Hope County in Montana.
Test System Specs
I've recently edited my GPU test bed, which was powered by the Intel Core i7-5960X processor, and shifted into the arms of Kaby Lake and Intel's new Core i7-7700K. GIGABYTE hooked us up with their awesome new AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard, which is the heart and soul of my new GPU test platform.
Detailed Tech Specs
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
- Cooler: Nocua U12S
- MB: AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9
- RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) G.SKILL Trident Z 4000MHz DDR4
- SSD: 1TB OCZ RD400 NVMe M.2
- PSU: Corsair AX1500i
- Chassis: In Win X-Frame
A larger article on our 7700K system is available right here.
Here are some shots I've taken of the new system in action:
Now this is where things get interesting: benchmarking Far Cry 5 at 7680 x 4320, or the monster 8K resolution. 8K is insane and it's not something I recommending gaming on, and even if you've got the GPU grunt to pull it off, a higher refresh rate is preferred over balls to the wall pixel count.
We're Not Quite There, Yet...
Right now, there's just no hardware on the market that's capable of driving games like Far Cry 5 at 8K and 60FPS. Sure, 30FPS is fine for some games, but at 8K you'll find that 30FPS isn't very playable in a first-person shooter like Far Cry 5.
Although, from a technical perspective rendering 7680 x 4320 at 30 frames per second is a freaking achievement and a half. We're talking 400% more pixels than 4K, which is 400% more pixels than 1080p... all at 30FPS with two NVIDIA TITAN Xp graphics cards. Wow is an understatement.
We will be providing more benchmarks of Far Cry 5 in the coming days with more combinations of SLI and CF multi-GPU rigs, as well as 1080p, 1440p, 3440x1440 and 4K results coming soon.
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