Far Cry 5 PC Performance Review

Graphical Quality Comparison - Part 2

Far Cry 5 PC Performance Review  
Graphical Quality Comparison - Part 2

Closer to the ground we can see a much larger difference between low and Normal settings, with lower detail grass and foliage without much shadowing to add depth to the geometry. The lack of shadows around the plant life gives the ground a monotone, overbright appearance, which becomes more realistic at Far Cry 5's Normal settings. This visual difference is one of the reasons why we don't recommend playing the game at Low settings.   

What we can also see is some higher resolution geometry in the rocks in the medium distance, which is again highlighted by changes in shadow quality.  


(Low VS Normal)

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Moving to High settings we again see changes to the geometry of rocks in the medium distance, with a notable reduction in changes in the game's level of detail when running across the world. At high we can also see a reflection added to the gun, showing off the bright orange sight nicely. Foliage appears to be rendered at a further distance, though it is hard to spot when the game isn't in motion. 


(Normal VS High)

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Moving up to Far Cry 5's Ultra preset and we can see that shadows become slightly more detailed and that grass is drawn to a much higher distance, presenting a lot less visual pop-in while running through the game's environment. This is most noticeable when looking at the hill in the distance beside the water tower. 

 


(High VS Ultra)

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At Maximum settings, we can see again that TAA reduced Aliasing notably, especially on the power lines and the water tower in the medium distance. TAA has a relatively small performance impact, but the reduction in aliasing it offers is a must for those that find sawtooth edges unappealing. 

 


(Ultra VS Max)

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Most Recent Comments

29-03-2018, 14:47:03

Greenback
Don't know if my poor eye sight is a blessing or a curse but once I get to high I can't tell the difference in high and ultraQuote

29-03-2018, 15:15:25

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Don't know if my poor eye sight is a blessing or a curse but once I get to high I can't tell the difference in high and ultra
It really is difficult to tell, grass draw distance is one of the few things that I can see as well as some changes to in-game reflections. Not a huge deal of difference.Quote

29-03-2018, 20:11:08

Wraith
Honestly unless you really look for differences it's hard to spot them, as WYP has said and the extended shadows there is very little difference when actually playing the game.Quote

29-03-2018, 21:30:52

NeverBackDown
Pretty good performance I'd say.Quote

30-03-2018, 03:49:50

AlienALX
or RX Vega 56's in SLI

I'd love to see you try might wanna fix that.

Another fantastic performance article though Mark, thank you. I think the Titan should do fine at 4k Quote
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