Review: Far Cry 5 PC Performance Tests

The wait is finally over. Far Cry 5, one of the most anticipated first-person shooter games of 2018, is now available on all platforms including PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One. The fifth main series of Far Cry franchise is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft.

Far Cry 5 takes place in the fictional Hope County, Montana in the northwest of the United States. The area is led by Joseph “The Father” Seed, the main antagonist of Far Cry 5 and his religious cult Project at Eden’s Gate alongside his siblings namely “The Heralds“, which is consisted of Jacob, John, and Faith Seed. In this game, you will play a role as Sheriff’s Deputy in a mission to arrest Joseph and liberate the county from Eden’s Gate.

The game is built based on Ubisoft’s latest Dunia 2 engine, which is a heavily-modified version of the original Crytek engine used for Far Cry 1 in 2004. Same as its predecessors, Far Cry 5 also offers an open world environment where players can explore freely on foot or via various vehicles. The PC version has extra features over the console platforms, such as the ability to lock the frame-rate, set a desired Field of View (FOV), and resolution scaling. Ubisoft also includes an in-game benchmark tool, which is quite useful for reviewers like us.

In today’s review, we will be taking a look at the graphics and CPU performance of Far Cry 5. For GPU performance test, we have NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1070 Ti, and GTX 980. As for the CPUs, we have the Intel Core i7-5820K and Core i7-8700K, both are hexa-core processors but came from different generations, which are Coffee Lake and Haswell-E respectively. The game will be tested in three different resolutions, 1920×1080 (Full-HD), 2560×1440 (WQHD), and 3840×2160 (UHD-4K) at various graphics quality settings. Let’s see how Far Cry 5 performs on these two generations of hexa-core gaming systems.

Product Link: https://far-cry.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home/

Suggested Retail Price:

Standard Edition: $59.99 USD
Deluxe Edition: $69.99 USD
Gold Edition: $ 89.99 USD


 

Game Features

RESISTANCE METER – GAME LEVELING

The world reacts in real ways to your choices. As you disrupt the activities of Eden’s Gate, the Resistance Meter goes up. It tracks your actions and provides feedback on the effect your actions have on the world.

Each cult Herald has a unique Resistance Meter tied to their region. The more you mess with the cult, the game world will hit back and become more chaotic and challenging. This challenge reaches its peak when the Resistance Meter hits its highest level, and the player must confront the Herald in an epic showdown.

REGIONS

Where One Mission Ends, Another Begins

Three diverse regions and three really bad Heralds stand between you and The Father. How you conquer them is up to you.

Holland Valley

Henbane River was once a place where people came to heal. Its landscape was dotted with cottages, hot springs, and the flowers that give the region its name. Over time the hot springs business fizzled out and the Project at Eden’s Gate moved in. This area is the cult’s heart in Hope County and a place of field labor and worship. Its economy revolves around converting souls into a docile workforce through use of drugs.

Henbane River

Henbane River was once a place where people came to heal. Its landscape was dotted with cottages, hot springs, and the flowers that give the region its name. Over time the hot springs business fizzled out and the Project at Eden’s Gate moved in. This area is the cult’s heart in Hope County and a place of field labor and worship. Its economy revolves around converting souls into a docile workforce through use of drugs.

Whitetail Mountains

Whitetail Mountains are a true wilderness where nature’s raw power is on display. Teeming with wildlife, this is a place to hide secrets—from both society and the law. It’s here that the cult is building an army to protect their followers from the Collapse. While Eden’s Gate controls this region, those who reject the cult can also find safe haven here. Preppers and survivalists have encamped themselves in these hidden mountains as they await the right moment to strike.

ACTIVITIES

Hunting

Aim a bit off? Practice your marksmanship on some of the wild animals that are roaming throughout the different regions in Hope County. But beware, the animals fight back.

Fishing

Need a breather from ousting a doomsday cult and their maniacal leader? Take a break and cast a line in any of Hope County’s scenic lakes and rivers.

 

Wingsuit

Do you believe you can fly? Nothing says freedom like soaring high above Hope County like a bald eagle.

Crafting

While you make your way through the diverse landscapes of Hope County, Montana, you will encounter all manner of animals and natural resources. Use them to your advantage, when crafting your upgrades.

FOR HIRE SYSTEMS

Guns For Hire

Not only do you have unique skills to bring to the table, so do your Guns For Hire. You can meet and recruit them in the open world, although they may need some help sorting out their own problems before lending you a hand. If you like to travel in numbers, you can recruit up to two for hire at a time, which should help increase your chances of survival.

Friend For Hire

Ally with a Friend for Hire to take down the cult in a two-player co-op experience that extends across all missions.

Fangs For Hire

It’s not only the human residents of Hope County who are prepared to fight back. As a part of the Guns for Hire system, Fangs for Hire are animal companions for the player. Each is unique, and can enhance whatever playstyle you choose.

NON-LINEAR CAMPAIGN

Set within beautiful rural Montana and built on an open world format, Hope County truly is the land of the free. From the simple pleasures of Holland Valley to the healing wonders of the Henbane River to the raw power of the Whitetail Mountains, you’ll find endless adventure the deeper you explore.

The fate of Hope County is in your hands. Take on the cult solo or team up with a fellow resister in co-op mode and wreak havoc upon Joseph Seed and his band of cult followers. In the biggest Far Cry release ever, you’ll have everything at your disposal—from hired guns to hired fangs and the baddest arsenal this side of the Mississippi.

INTEL SYSTEM

Intel is learned by exploring the open world, increasing your knowledge of the game and objectives. The Intel you receive always has a clear objective tied to it.

Intel is information about the world. Intel can be related to: characters, quest givers, outposts, treasure hunts, or content in the world such as locations, hunting & fishing spots, destructible structures, and collectibles. Once obtained, your world map is updated with this Intel.

 

System Requirements

MINIMUM CONFIGURATION:
OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB
Resolution: 720p
Video Preset: Low

RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION (60 FPS):
OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
SYSTEM RAM: 8GB
Resolution: 1080p
Video Preset: High


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