Well, when choosing the colour I should probably hold the flap, glass house and so on. But in the end, Far Cry New Dawn is a little more than a full-time DLC for Far Cry 5 at full price for full-time. Sure, it's Far Cry 5 in different and a lot of assets have also been recycled. But as a game it has its completely own character and also the somewhat dusty engine has experienced some polish again. I test this today with 25 graphics cards in quick run.
Make a purple break!
Yes, you also have to gamble the game a little bit to get a feel for the big picture. There are mutated cattle and above all the ubiquitous purple color dominance already a little badly accustomed. One more reason to advocate disarmament, so that one does not have to see such color derailments in the first place. Unless you're on visual substitute drugs. Ok, other story. In the end, everything is as usual and in the dark it also makes visually no more sparrows.
Outposts, rattlesnakes, floats and planes – Ubisoft has the full range at the start again in Far Cry New Dawn. And whether it's two sisters in Far Cry New Dawn or a banged-up brother Joseph from Far Cry 5, that doesn't make any difference. And that's a good thing. It's all like in Far Cry 5, well, almost. I've noticed that AI has gotten better. This cannot be dismissed out of hand. But it is also indisputable in places when the playing strength has been maximized. No one can explain to me why an exact head shot from 2 to 3 meters is not equally lethal, even if the changeover to an RPG system always contains such uncertainties. Then you quickly lose your desire or take the takedown again.
No, I don't want to spoil the story. But some of the quests are much better and more challenging than in Far Cry 5. There is game fun pre-programmed. And the game deserved more attention, but it has clearly sunk in the whole hustle and bustle around Metro Exodus. Wrongly set release date, I would think. I would have knocked the butt so purple that he would have fit the game.
But the game is completely different for that and the system requirements can also be left standing. Well, it's generally RTX Off, but you've completely forgotten that after 5 minutes at the latest. A kind of anti-metro with coloured buckets, that also has its charm.
The following graphic also shows that the view can also be significantly mitigated. And at night all cats are grey anyway. Who stands on the Far-Cry-series and has nothing else against climbing inserts – it is (again) done. Delicious purple wobble pudding for the end-time gamer of the more cozy kind. But you shouldn't take it too literally. But it's entertaining and that's what matters at the end of the day. Nothing groundbreaking, then, but solidly solved. Thumbs up.
And otherwise? I wrote it that it's definitely not an old-school hardware eater. This is still largely painless on many older systems. A point that could also tempt you to buy:
Test system and measurement methods
We have already described the new test system and the methodology in detail in the basic article "How We Test Graphics Cards, as of February 2017" and therefore refer to this detailed basis for simplicity. Description. So if you want to read everything again, you are welcome to do so. However, we have again improved CPU and cooling to largely exclude possible CPU bottlenecks for this fast card.
If you are interested, the summary in table form quickly provides a brief overview:
|Test systems and measuring rooms|
||Intel Core i7-8700K x 5 GHz
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
16GB KFA2 DDR4 4000 Hall of Fame
1x 1 TByte Toshiba OCZ RD400 (M.2, System SSD)
2x 960 GByte Toshiba OCZ TR150 (Storage, Images)
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11, 850-watt power supply
||Alphacool Ice Block XPX
5x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM (Closed Case Simulation)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (for cooler change)
||Lian Li PC-T70 with expansion kit and modifications
Modes: Open Benchtable, Closed Case
||non-contact DC measurement on the PCIe slot (Riser-Card)
non-contact DC measurement on the external PCIe power supply
Direct voltage measurement on the respective feeders and on the power supply
2x Rohde & Schwarz HMO 3054, 500 MHz multi-channel oscillograph with memory function
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZO50, current togor adapter (1 mA to 30 A, 100 KHz, DC)
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZ355, touch divider (10:1, 500 MHz)
1x Rohde & Schwarz HMC 8012, digital multimeter with storage function
||Optris PI640, infrared camera
PI Connect evaluation software with profiles
||NTI Audio M2211 (with calibration file)
Steinberg UR12 (with phantom power for the microphones)
Creative X7, Smaart v.7
own low-reflection measuring room, 3.5 x 1.8 x 2.2 m (LxTxH)
Axial measurements, perpendicular to the center of the sound source(s), measuring distance 50 cm
Noise in dBA (Slow) as RTA measurement
Frequency spectrum as a graph
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro (1803, all updates)|
Far Cry: New Dawn (PC)