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Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Preview

Author:Brent Justice

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Monday , April 02, 2018

Far Cry 5 is finally in retail, and in this preview of video card performance we will compare performance of a few video cards, using real gameplay. This will give you an idea what you need to play Far Cry 5, what image quality settings are playable, and what resolutions work best with each video card. Our full evaluation will come later.
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Evaluation Method

We evaluate what the card being evaluated can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

Both AMD and NVIDIA have released day 1 drivers for this game. From AMD you want to grab: Adrenalin Edition 18.3.4 Optional released on March 26th. This is the best driver for Far Cry 5 right now.

On the NVIDIA side you want to grab: GeForce 391.35 WHQL released on March 27th. This is the best driver for Far Cry 5 right now. These drivers will ensure the best experience right now, so go ahead and upgrade.