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Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Katherine Bodner), 04/11/2018

Experienced successor. While the last two Far Cry games were set in the Himalayas and the Stone Age, the fifth part of this series takes place in the US. Similar to BioShock Infinite, the game deals with a religious cult. We have tested which GPU can really give these fanatics a good working over.

Far Cry 5

Technology

Like its predecessors (Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal, etc.) the latest release in the series uses the Dunia Engine, which was originally based on the CryEngine. This still does a good job in 2018, although the rather subtle improvements no longer inspire rave reviews.

Compared to other ego shooters from the past 1-2 years such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Wolfenstein 2, the textures in Far Cry 5 do not appear particularly sharp. However, the game scores several points for its smart lighting and great draw distance. Overall, it is very atmospheric and sets the scene nicely - at least at the beginning.

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

We must congratulate the developers for their broad and nice-looking graphics menu that is strongly reminiscent of the Ubisoft siblings Assassin's Creed Origins and Ghost Recon Wildlands. The neatly-organized tabs offer exactly the right amount of options that are well explained in text or sometimes through symbols.

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

The competition would do well from copying the included video memory usage meter. The actual VRAM usage is fine. A mixture of 1920x1080 pixels and the Ultra preset requires about 2.7 GB and even 3840x2160 pixels only just reaches 4 GB. Great news: Far Cry 5 can implement all changes to the settings without a restart, which encourages experimenting and saves users from long, patience-testing waiting times.

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

Gamers who prefer jumping right in and do not want to spend time adjusting the settings can use one of the presets. In fact, the game automatically tries to adjust its settings to the performance capacities of the graphics card when it is first started. This works surprisingly well on most systems. However, we should mention that without a magnifying glass, you will find hardly any noticeable differences between the various levels of detail - both visually and when looking at the frame rate.

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

Thanks to the game engine, which has been improved over the course of several years, the title runs very smoothly. We did not encounter any crashes or major hiccups in the graphics department during our tests. By the way, Far Cry 5 does not take up that much space for a game produced in 2018. A download of 24 GB (27 GB on the storage device) seems moderate considering the size of the current gaming giant Final Fantasy XV (more than 140 GB including hi-res texture pack).

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

Benchmark

Although Ubisoft's download platform UPlay still cannot keep up with the main competitor from Valve (Steam offers significantly more variety and features), there is one thing that we would like to highlight: Almost all the publisher's triple-A titles offer an integrated benchmark - from For Honor and The Division to Rainbow Six Siege. Far Cry 5 is no exception. The 60-second test, which is characterized by a fast tracking shot, checks the system's performance capacity.

The changes in frame rate are displayed on a graph, and the minimum, average and maximum FPS are also highlighted. Based on our experience, the benchmark performance is very similar to the "real" gameplay, so these results should be quite realistic. In order to play Far Cry 5 properly, your device should manage at least 40 FPS, but the game requires an average score of about 60 FPS to be displayed really smoothly. This is the same with most other first-person shooters.

Results

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Although Far Cry 5 does not consume too many resources, the title still requires a certain amount of computing power, particularly from the graphics card. Unfortunately, the HD Graphics chips that are integrated into the Intel CPUs are overwhelmed at all settings and cannot even display 1280x720 pixels at a Low preset. You will need a GeForce MX150 at the very least to display the game at these settings. 

Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra Preset
Ultra Preset
Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra Preset
Ultra Preset

Mid-range models will allow the game to be displayed in Full HD. 1920x1080 pixels and the Medium preset requires at least a GeForce GTX 1050. Only real gaming GPUs such as the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or the slightly older GeForce GTX 970M can manage high and maximum details.

Owners of notebooks/desktop PCs with (W)QHD/4K displays will not get around using high-end graphics chips. To display the game at 2560x1440 pixels, we would recommend at least a GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 980. 3840x2160 pixels at the Ultra preset even requires a GeForce GTX 1080.

Far Cry 5
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T     2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T     1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T     1920x1080 High Preset AA:T     1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T     1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
53 (min: 45) fps ∼77%
97 (min: 85) fps ∼84%
124 (min: 96) fps ∼81%
131 (min: 108) fps ∼81%
135 (min: 110) fps ∼78%
155 (min: 122) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
43 (min: 36) fps ∼62%
82 (min: 73) fps ∼71%
107 (min: 84) fps ∼70%
113 (min: 92) fps ∼70%
118 (min: 96) fps ∼69%
138 (min: 106) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
40 (min: 35) fps ∼58%
74 (min: 62) fps ∼64%
83 (min: 64) fps ∼54%
87 (min: 69) fps ∼54%
91 (min: 71) fps ∼53%
102 (min: 76) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
35 (min: 30) fps ∼51%
68 (min: 58) fps ∼59%
96 (min: 82) fps ∼63%
103 (min: 83) fps ∼64%
108 (min: 85) fps ∼63%
134 (min: 101) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
31 (min: 27) fps ∼45%
61 (min: 55) fps ∼53%
81 (min: 66) fps ∼53%
86 (min: 70) fps ∼53%
91 (min: 76) fps ∼53%
107 (min: 86) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
24 (min: 21) fps ∼35%
48 (min: 40) fps ∼41%
69 (min: 60) fps ∼45%
73 (min: 62) fps ∼45%
80 (min: 66) fps ∼47%
126 (min: 102) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
23 (min: 20) fps ∼33%
47 (min: 41) fps ∼41%
70 (min: 60) fps ∼46%
75 (min: 63) fps ∼47%
82 (min: 70) fps ∼48%
129 (min: 109) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
21 (min: 18) fps ∼30%
43 (min: 36) fps ∼37%
64 (min: 54) fps ∼42%
68 (min: 59) fps ∼42%
74 (min: 61) fps ∼43%
105 (min: 83) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
16 (min: 14) fps ∼23%
34 (min: 29) fps ∼29%
50 (min: 44) fps ∼33%
53 (min: 46) fps ∼33%
58 (min: 49) fps ∼34%
96 (min: 74) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
12 (min: 10) fps ∼17%
25 (min: 21) fps ∼22%
39 (min: 33) fps ∼25%
43 (min: 36) fps ∼27%
47 (min: 41) fps ∼27%
95 (min: 78) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
13 (min: 11) fps ∼19%
27 (min: 22) fps ∼23%
39 (min: 34) fps ∼25%
43 (min: 37) fps ∼27%
46 (min: 38) fps ∼27%
84 (min: 72) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
11 (min: 9) fps ∼16%
21 (min: 18) fps ∼18%
32 (min: 27) fps ∼21%
35 (min: 29) fps ∼22%
38 (min: 33) fps ∼22%
72 (min: 58) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
10 (min: 8) fps ∼14%
22 (min: 19) fps ∼19%
32 (min: 29) fps ∼21%
35 (min: 31) fps ∼22%
38 (min: 32) fps ∼22%
73 (min: 64) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
7 (min: 5) fps ∼10%
15 (min: 13) fps ∼13%
23 (min: 20) fps ∼15%
25 (min: 21) fps ∼16%
28 (min: 23) fps ∼16%
56 (min: 48) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
6 (min: 5) fps ∼9%
12 (min: 10) fps ∼10%
19 (min: 17) fps ∼12%
21 (min: 18) fps ∼13%
23 (min: 19) fps ∼13%
47 (min: 39) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
15 (min: 12) fps ∼10%
16 (min: 12) fps ∼10%
21 (min: 18) fps ∼12%
46 (min: 36) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
11 (min: 10) fps ∼6%
24 (min: 21) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
2 (min: 2) fps ∼3%
10 (min: 8) fps ∼7%
10 (min: 8) fps ∼6%
11 (min: 9) fps ∼6%
25 (min: 22) fps ∼11%
AMD Radeon R9 M280X, FX-7600P
Asus N551ZU-CN007H
12 (min: 11) fps ∼7%
32 (min: 29) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
14 (min: 5) fps ∼6%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
6 (min: 5) fps ∼3%
13 (min: 12) fps ∼6%

Overview

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      Model
Far Cry 5
 Far Cry 5 (2018)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
TAA
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
TAA
high
1920x1080
High Preset
TAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
TAA
4k
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
TAA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
129
116
111
105
58
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
135n2
120n2
117n2
111n2
52n2
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
96
88
84
80
53
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
126
113
111
105
49
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
138
118
113
107
43
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
122n9
106n9
100n9
98n9
44n9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
102
91
116.5n4
108n4
40
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
137.5n2
105.5n2
99.5n2
93n2
35n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
103
91
89
85
34
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
112.5n2
92n2
92n5
87n5
31
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
103
81
78n4
74.5n4
27
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
126
80
73
69
24
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
121.5n2
83n2
76n2
70.5n2
26n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
129
82
75
70
23
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
105
74.5n2
68n5
64n5
21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
110
70
65
48
20
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
96
58
53
50
16
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
51
47
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
84.5n2
46.5n2
43.5n4
39.5n4
12
      Model
Far Cry 5
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
91n2
48n2
44n2
39.5n2
13n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
84
46
43
39
13
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
72n3
38n3
35n3
32n3
10.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
66
35
33
30
10
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
84
40
37
34
11
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
73
38
35
32
10
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
55
38
35
32
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
63
35
30
27
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
74
37
33
31
10
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
56
28
25
23
7
AMD Radeon Pro 555
57
26
24
22
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
47
19
17
15
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
37n7
17n7
15.5n6
14n6
AMD Radeon RX 540
32
12
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
12
5
5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
47
23
21
19
6
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
32
12
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
49
23
22
20
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
20
10
9
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
26.5n2
14n2
13n2
12n2
      Model
Far Cry 5
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
25n2
12n2
12
11
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
24n3
10n3
9n3
9n3
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
25
11
10
10
2
AMD Radeon R9 M375
30
15
13
12
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
20
10
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
21
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
22
10
9
8
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
14
Intel UHD Graphics 630
14
6
Intel HD Graphics 630
13
6
Intel HD Graphics 530
13
6
Intel UHD Graphics 620
14n2
7
Intel HD Graphics 620
11
6
AMD Radeon R5 M255
16
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
13
5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
10
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9
Intel HD Graphics 5500
11
Intel HD Graphics 615
9
Intel HD Graphics 4400
5
      Model
Far Cry 5
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel UHD Graphics 605
3
Intel HD Graphics 505
3
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7
Intel UHD Graphics 600
3
Intel HD Graphics 500
1
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
123Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Test Systems

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM Operating System
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-6700K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC II Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-4790K 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus G752VS Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus GL753VD Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus G752VY Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GS60 Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M (3 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PE60 Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PL62 Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX72 Nvidia GeForce 940MX (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP62 Nvidia GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX61 Nvidia GeForce 920M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Celeron 2970M 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus N551ZU AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB GDDR5) AMD FX-7600P 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitor Nvidia Driver AMD Driver
2 x Asus PB287Q, Philips 328P6VJEB ForceWare 391.35 Adrenalin 18.3.4
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Florian Glaser, 2018-04-11 (Update: 2018-04-18)