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Far Cry New Dawn Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 03/05/2019

New setting, old tech. While the story of Far Cry New Dawn is set in a different time, the look of the game is still no different. In our benchmark analysis, we examine what kind of GPU horsepower you need to achieve playable frame rates at certain resolutions and on certain settings.

Far Cry New Dawn

Technology

The fact that developer and publisher Ubisoft has made no changes to the engine is not surprising. For one thing, the title still looks gorgeous even in 2019, and for another, buyers of Far Cry New Dawn get a stable and well-optimized game.

Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn

As is the case with other Ubisoft games (e.g. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & Ghost Recon Wildlands), Far Cry New Dawn scores some major points with a very in-depth settings menu, which should serve as an example for other video games. Many settings offer not only descriptions in written form but also practical comparison images.

Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn

Because the menu is divided into four categories, it is quite easy to navigate. This is why users do not have to do a lot of scrolling up and down. While the tab named “Monitor” contains such settings as the resolution, the window mode, the refresh rate and HDR (optional), the “Quality” tab features 10 more settings and several presets, which change a whole bunch of settings in one fell swoop. In the “Color” tab, you can adjust the brightness, the contrast and the gamma. In the “Advanced Settings” tab, users can turn V-Sync on and off and enable/disable a frame rate lock. Furthermore, there are also the FOV slider and the upsampling/downsampling slider.

Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn

The game comes with a VRAM meter, which shows users how much video memory is used. On ultra settings at 1080p, the game requires 2.7 GB of VRAM. At 1440p, the title needs about 3 GB, and it uses up to 4 GB of VRAM at 4K.

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

Positive: All settings take effect without a restart. The size of the game has shrunk considerably when compared to Far Cry 5. Instead of 35 GB, now the download size is 25 GB - that is as long as you do not download the HD texture pack.

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

Benchmarks

Just like its predecessor, Far Cry New Dawn also features an in-game benchmark, which takes roughly one minute and displays an FPS graph while it is being conducted. Once it is concluded, it shows users the minimum, average and maximum frame rate. Because the benchmark sequence is not identical to Far Cry 5, there may be some difference in performance. That being said, if you were able to run Far Cry 5 smoothly you will be able to do the same with New Dawn. For an okay gaming experience, we suggest a frame rate of at least 40 FPS. The title starts to feel very smooth at 60 FPS and above.

Results

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HD (1280x720)

Those who want to play Far Cry New Dawn will need a mid-range GPU at the very least. Integrated graphics solutions such as the HD Graphics 630 fail to deliver playable frame rates even at 720p and with all the settings set to low. Here, you will need a GeForce GTX 950M at the very minimum. 

Far Cry New Dawn
    1280x720 Low Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
113 (min: 87) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
130 (min: 101) fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
129 (min: 100) fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
128 (min: 99) fps ∼74%
AMD Radeon VII, 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon VII
107 (min: 83) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
98 (min: 76) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
97 (min: 69) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
89 (min: 68) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X, Nvidia Titan RTX
88 (min: 70) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
88 (min: 67) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
83 (min: 60) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
81 (min: 64) fps ∼47%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
80 (min: 63) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
71 (min: 54) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
66 (min: 50) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
65 (min: 52) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
51 (min: 36) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
23 (min: 18) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
24 (min: 18) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
13 (min: 2) fps ∼7%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
12 (min: 9) fps ∼7%

FHD (1920x1080)

If you want to run the game at 1080p, then you will need an upper mid-range GPU or an older high-end graphics card. The medium preset requires a GeForce GTX 1050 or a GTX 970M to achieve playable frame rates. To run the game on the high preset, you will need, at the very least, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. If you want to play Far Cry New Dawn on ultra settings, then you will need a GeForce GTX 980M.

Far Cry New Dawn
    1920x1080 Ultra Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
94 (min: 68) fps ∼64%
102 (min: 77) fps ∼70%
104 (min: 79) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
98 (min: 74) fps ∼67%
108 (min: 87) fps ∼74%
111 (min: 90) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
91 (min: 71) fps ∼62%
101 (min: 82) fps ∼69%
107 (min: 87) fps ∼70%
AMD Radeon VII, 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon VII
83 (min: 59) fps ∼56%
92 (min: 73) fps ∼63%
95 (min: 75) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
77 (min: 56) fps ∼52%
85 (min: 63) fps ∼58%
89 (min: 66) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
74 (min: 54) fps ∼50%
81 (min: 64) fps ∼55%
84 (min: 67) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X, Nvidia Titan RTX
72 (min: 51) fps ∼49%
78 (min: 62) fps ∼53%
80 (min: 65) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
69 (min: 50) fps ∼47%
75 (min: 60) fps ∼51%
81 (min: 63) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
68 (min: 48) fps ∼46%
74 (min: 57) fps ∼51%
77 (min: 60) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
60 (min: 47) fps ∼41%
66 (min: 55) fps ∼45%
69 (min: 57) fps ∼45%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
69 (min: 52) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
51 (min: 40) fps ∼35%
56 (min: 46) fps ∼38%
60 (min: 48) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
38 (min: 28) fps ∼26%
42 (min: 33) fps ∼29%
46 (min: 37) fps ∼30%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
35 (min: 27) fps ∼24%
38 (min: 31) fps ∼26%
41 (min: 34) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
35 (min: 27) fps ∼24%
38 (min: 31) fps ∼26%
41 (min: 33) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
34 (min: 26) fps ∼23%
37 (min: 30) fps ∼25%
40 (min: 32) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
32 (min: 24) fps ∼22%
35 (min: 28) fps ∼24%
38 (min: 61) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
23 (min: 16) fps ∼16%
25 (min: 19) fps ∼17%
27 (min: 21) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
11 (min: 9) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
11 (min: 9) fps ∼7%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
5 (min: 4) fps ∼3%

QHD (2560x1440) & UHD (3840x2160)

Current high-end GPUs are a must if you wish to game at resolutions above 1920x1080. If you want to crank the settings all the way up at 1440p, then you will need a GeForce GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1080 is your best bet if you want to run the game at 4K on the ultra preset.

Far Cry New Dawn
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset     2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X, Nvidia Titan RTX
68 (min: 52) fps ∼69%
71 (min: 51) fps ∼55%
AMD Radeon VII, 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon VII
61 (min: 50) fps ∼62%
83 (min: 59) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
57 (min: 47) fps ∼58%
88 (min: 65) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
47 (min: 38) fps ∼48%
82 (min: 66) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
45 (min: 37) fps ∼46%
74 (min: 54) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
38 (min: 32) fps ∼39%
71 (min: 56) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
38 (min: 31) fps ∼39%
67 (min: 52) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
35 (min: 28) fps ∼36%
62 (min: 46) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
26 (min: 21) fps ∼27%
50 (min: 39) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
23 (min: 19) fps ∼23%
45 (min: 35) fps ∼35%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
26 (min: 21) fps ∼27%
50 (min: 39) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
20 (min: 16) fps ∼20%
38 (min: 30) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
13 (min: 10) fps ∼13%
27 (min: 21) fps ∼21%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
12 (min: 10) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
12 (min: 9) fps ∼12%
25 (min: 20) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
11 (min: 8) fps ∼11%
24 (min: 19) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
31 (min: 23) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
6 (min: 4) fps ∼6%
15 (min: 12) fps ∼12%

Note

Because gaming benchmarks require a lot of time and are further constrained by installation limits, we can only provide you with a part of the benchmarks when we first put this article online. More graphics cards will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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      Model
Far Cry New Dawn
 Far Cry New Dawn (2019)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
4k
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88
80
78
72
68
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
118
105
102
92
62
AMD Radeon VII
107
95
92
83
61
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
109
94
90
82
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
101
88
82
74
36
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
113
104
102
94
57
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
117
103
99
90
56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
117
103
99
90
51
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
128
111
108
98
47
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
94
92
82
42
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
110
97
93
85
47
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
97
89
85
77
45
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
116
101
97
88
42
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
121
107
103
93
42
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
130
107
101
91
38
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
98
84
81
74
38
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
89
77
74
68
35
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
107
88
83
76
31
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
107
83
78
71
29
      Model
Far Cry New Dawn
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
129
81
75
69
26
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
69
26
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
88
69
66
60
23
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
113
74
68
63
24
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
81
60
56
51
20
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
71
55
51
47
22
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
83
46
42
38
13
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
87
48
45
41
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
71
41
38
35
12
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
83
47
43
40
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
77
41
38
35
11
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
66
40
37
34
11
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
80
41
38
35
12
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
65
38
35
32
31
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
71
36
31
27
9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
51
27
25
23
6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
48
23
22
18
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
26
22
20
19
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
23
11
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
24
11
      Model
Far Cry New Dawn
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon 530
21
9
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
13
Intel HD Graphics 630
12
5
Intel UHD Graphics 620
13
7
Intel UHD Graphics 615
7
(-) * 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
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
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.
?Uncertain – 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.

Benchmark Systems

Gerät Grafikkarte Prozessor Arbeitsspeicher Betriebssystem
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 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 i7-7740X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Acer Triton 700 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 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 (2 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 16 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 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 Treiber AMD Treiber
2 x Asus PB287Q, Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB ForceWare 419.17 Adrenalin 19.2.3
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Florian Glaser, 2019-03- 5 (Update: 2019-03- 8)