3GB, 6GB or 12GB Investigated
Published: 27th March 2009 | Source: Corsair | Price: £61, £94, £200 |
Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
As we saw in the synthetic benchmarks, there really is nothing to choose between the 3 kits. Greater capacity adds such a small amount it would be fruitless buying more ram for gaming alone, especially if you already have a 6GB kit. I tried each kit for a night's worth of gaming and while I did not benchmark them, the 3GB kit seemed to lag a little and was noticably slower in level loading. The 6GB and 12GB kits were indistinguishable in game but the 12GB kit did seem to be snappier in the level loading stakes but not as much as the jump from 3GB to 6GB.
Let's take a look at the kits overall performance...