I don't know really, I've never seen it at 1024 Max Settings either. I think I may give it a go in a minute but I know it probably won't work on my humble graphics card.killerdoberman said:The CRYEngine for FarCry is extreme. By saying extreme I have yet to see a system to run FarCry at max settings.
I have a 9800Pro (see rest of system below) and I can't run FarCry at max settings.
If I turn off AA and Ansio and I can do a pretty good job at getting great graphics at 1024 x 768, at 1280 x 960/1024 I have troubles at max settings.
Bottom line...the CRYEngine is going to max your system especially your video card. If max settings is yor goal, then I would get a X800 and at least a 3.2GHz CPU.
This is a bad game to try and use max settings on a budget. Just remember other are going to follow, i.e. Half-Life 2, Doom III, even Splinter Cell's Pandora Tomorrow is a tough engine.
Anything that has see through water, fog, dust, and the newer item "rusticles" are going to max your graphics card pretty easily.
how much is the 9600 XT?deepthroat said:You'll have to download, or buy a copy off the internet 3D Mark 2004.
I don't know if you'll be able to run it at full capacity, Medium/High range
Thats ussually where I keep my settings at, although I can run it on the "Very high" settings, I choose not to cause it will tend to get a little below 37 FPS.With the Medium/high option, I can get 200+ FPS.
Try to go with the 9600 XT, it's an amazing card!
But if you can't get the 9600 XT overclock the 9600 Pro...