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Far Cry 5: Recommended Settings

Posted by dtjong Employee Nov 19, 2018

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[Originally posted on 03/27/18.]

 

Far Cry comes to America in the latest installment of the award-winning franchise.

 

So, are you ready to lead the resistance against the fanatical cult, Eden’s Gate? Stand up to cult leader Joseph Seed, and his siblings, the Heralds, to spark the fires of resistance and liberate the besieged community.

 

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Before you start up a new game let’s setup your game resolution and quality settings to get the best possible performance and image quality based on the Radeon™ RX Series graphics card inside your system.

 

In the video settings for Far Cry 5, you’ll have the typical settings such as display resolution and refresh rate, V-sync settings and quality settings. On the Video Quality tab, any changes are reflected on the image to the right, so you can immediately see the changes it will make to your game quality. You can also modify individual graphics settings such as textures, shadows and anti-aliasing or simply use the graphics quality preset.

 

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Based on my testing with my AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600X system with 16 GB of memory, I’d recommend starting off with the listed resolutions and settings below for your Radeon RX Series Graphics card.

 

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For example, on my system with a Radeon RX 570 I can achieve an average 64 frames per second (FPS) using the built-in benchmark. I found targeting about 60 FPS average using the built-in benchmark gave me the best balance of image quality and responsive feel during my testing in the actual gameplay. There are some dips below 60 FPS during more graphically intense scenes but if you’re using Radeon™ FreeSync, gameplay will still be silky smooth.

 

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If you prefer to play Far Cry 5 at a higher resolution, such as 1440p or an ultrawide display, to get to best possible experience you should be running a system with a Radeon RX VEGA class graphics card. With my system and a Radeon RX VEGA, I’m able to achieve 72 FPS average at 1440p resolution and ultra settings.

 

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While playing games at a high resolution is an amazing way to enjoy Far Cry 5, you can still enjoy the game even with our mainstream graphics cards such as the Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 550. I’d recommend dropping the game resolution to 900p or 768p if you’re using these graphics cards, and lowering the quality settings to normal. But at these settings, gameplay will still be perfectly smooth on the Radeon RX 560 hitting around 58 FPS on average, and while at these settings the Radeon RX 550 was only averaging about 46 FPS, the experience is still very playable and enjoyable.

 

But those are just my recommendations on getting the best gaming experience on your AMD and Radeon hardware. Now go out there and lead the resistance against Eden’s Gate in Far Cry 5.

 

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As always, head to AMD.com and make sure you are using the latest driver with the latest optimizations HERE

 

 

David Tjong, Product Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

Whatever your digital creation is, be it a 3D model, 4K video or animation, we all know that impatient feeling waiting to see the results of your creative design. The 2nd Gen Ryzen™ Threadripper processors enable blazing fast renders, exports and encodes. With up to 32 cores and 64 threads, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper is a beast for digital content creators that saves you time.

 

The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors improve upon the 1st generation counterparts with higher clocks speeds (thanks to the new 12nm process and “Zen+” architecture) and improved boost technologies (with XFR2 and Precision Boost 2 technology) for better performance with your favorite content creation applications.

 

Looking at the 1st Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU (16-core) vs. the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU (16-core) you’ll see performance gains across a variety of 3D rendering, video editing and graphic design applications.

 

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See footnote #1 for complete test configuration

 

For even more performance the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor pushes HEDT systems to the next level with 32 cores and 64 threads of processing power. That’s an extra 14 cores over the comparable Intel i9 7980XE CPU, which helps you complete your work faster and still have processing power left over to multi-task on the same machine.

 

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And there you have it. Whether you’re editing videos, creating animations, or designing 3D models, the new 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are here to help save you time and get your work done faster.

 

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David Tjong, Product Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5

 

“Zen” is a codename only and not an AMD product name.

1. Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 07/15/2018. Workstation PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on different driver versions used. System Configurations:  All systems equipped with 64 GB quad-channel DDR4 2666 MHz (4x16), Samsung M.2 NVME 960PRO 500GB SSD, Windows 10 RS4 operating system and Radeon Pro WX7100 graphics adapters with driver version 24.20.11001.1 AMD Threadripper 2950X: MSI MEG Motherboard; AMD Threadripper 1950X- Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7.; Results ordered in AMD Threadripper 2950X vs. AMD Threadripper 1950X: ChaosGroup VRay benchmark v3.57 (V-Ray rendering): 43 sec vs. 47.6 for (1/43) / (1/47.6) =  1.10 or 10% faster; Adobe Dimension design software: 199 sec vs. 218.7 for (1/173) / (1/199) =  1.098 or 10% faster; Adobe Premiere encoding time exporting: 368 sec vs. 461 for (1/368) / (1/461) = 1.25 or 25% faster; BlackMagic Design Davinci Resolve 15.0b5: 43.3 sec vs. 46.3 for (1/43.3) / (1/46.3) = 1.069 or 7% faster; SPECwpc™ V2.1 benchmark under official run settings; subtest estimate score for Maya used to show performance of Autodesk® Maya® computer animation software. Score: 14.6 vs. 12.2 for 14.6/12.2 = 1.195 or 20% more; SPECwpc™V2.1 is a trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg

 

2. Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 07/15/2018. Workstation PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on different driver versions used. System Configurations:  All systems equipped with 64 GB quad-channel DDR4 2666 MHz (4x16), Samsung M.2 NVME 960PRO 500GB SSD, Windows 10 RS4 operating system and Radeon Pro WX7100 graphics adapters with driver version 24.20.11001.1 AMD Threadripper 2990WX: MSI MEG Motherboard; Intel Core i7-7980XE, MSI Raider X299 motherboard; Results ordered in Intel Core i9-7980XE vs. AMD Threadripper 2990WX: ChaosGroup VRay benchmark v3.57 (V-Ray rendering): 38 sec vs. 26 sec for (1/26) / (1/38) =  1.46 or 46% faster; Adobe Dimension design software: 206 sec vs. 173 sec for (1/173) / (1/206) =  1.19 or 19% faster; Adobe Premiere encoding time exporting: 438 sec vs. 434 sec for (1/434) / (1/438) = 1.01 or 1% faster; BlackMagic Design Davinci Resolve 15.0b5: 43.7 sec vs. 34.0 sec for (1/34) / (1/43.7) =  1.28 or 28% faster; SPECwpc™ V2.1 benchmark under official run settings; subtest estimate score for Maya used to show performance of Autodesk® Maya® computer animation software. Score: 16.2 vs. 16.0 for 16.0/16.2 = .99 or -1% more; SPECwpc™V2.1 is a trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Additional information about the SPEC benchmarks can be found at www.spec.org/gwpg