Far Cry 5 – PC trailer and features

Far Cry 5 launched yesterday, and we’re back with a nice trailer (below) showing some lovely PC-specific features. This trailer focusses on features developed in partnership with AMD: we’ve got your wide colour gamut covered, your better contrast, your tone mapping, your processing throughput, your faster framerates, your parallel workload, your FreeSync 2, your Rapid Packed Math (who doesn’t want Rapid Packed Math?!), your shader intrinsics and full Crossfire multi-graphics-card support.

PC owners are a broad church, and those with non-Radeon cards need not worry: the latest drivers for both Nvidia and AMD cards come with optimisations for Far Cry 5. While we announced the PC specs a while back, Guru3D recently ran the numbers using the game’s built-in benchmark test on a whole range of video cards. They report that the game runs happily at 30fps+ in 1080p (with Ultra quality settings) with cards from the Geforce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 460 upwards, or 60fps+ on cards from the Radeon R9 390 and GeForce GTX 1060 up.

If you think 1080p is for babies, Guru3D report WQHD (2560×1440) performance at 30fps+ on GeForce GTX 720 Ti or Radeon RX 470 and up, or 60fps+ on GeForce 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56 and up. Bear in mind that these tests were performed on a PC with an eight-core Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition processor – so you’ll need to keep an eye on your processor specs too.

Far Cry 5 is available right now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage, and stay tuned for all the latest.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

Release date — March 27th, 2018
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
PEGI 18+
Welcome to Hope County, Montana. This idyllic place is home to a community of freedom-loving people - and a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Project at Eden’s Gate. Led by the charismatic prophet Joseph Seed and his devoted siblings, Eden’s Gate has been quietly infiltrating every aspect of daily life. When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community. Freely explore Hope County’s rivers, lands and skies with the largest customisable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a thrilling world that hits back with every punch, and where the places you discover and the locals you ally with will shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming.
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