Far Cry 3 Tweak Guide

[Page 3] Graphics Settings

Far Cry 3 has a large number of graphics-related settings, and these can have a substantial impact on the way the game looks and plays on your system. To access all of the available graphics settings, select Options under the Main Menu, then choose the Video and Video Quality items. In the following section we'll go through each of these graphics settings in detail, and see exactly how they affect performance and image quality.

In the performance graphs shown, for each setting we start with a "baseline" where all options are set to the maximum Ultra settings in DirectX 11 mode, along with MSAA and Alpha to Coverage both switched off, SSAO Method set to SSAO, GPU Max Buffered Frames set to 1, and V-Sync Off. From this baseline, we vary individual settings to measure their effect on performance and image quality. To see how various combinations of settings work for other NVIDIA GPUs, check out the Optimal Playable Settings section of the site.

Full System Configuration

  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
  • Intel Core i7 3960X (3.3GHz)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • NVIDIA 310.70 Drivers


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