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Sapphire HD6970 Battlefield 3 Flex Edition Review (Limited Edition)

Far Cry 2 (commonly abbreviated as “FC2 or “fc2″) is an open-ended first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released on October 21, 2008 in North America and on October 23, 2008 in Europe and Australia. It was made available on Steam on October 22, 2008. Crytek, the developers of the original game, were not involved in the development of Far Cry 2.

Ubisoft has marketed Far Cry 2 as the true sequel to Far Cry, though the sequel has very few noticeable similarities to the original game. Instead, it features completely new characters and setting, as well as a new style of gameplay that allows the player greater freedom to explore different African landscapes such as deserts, jungles, and savannas. The game takes place in a modern-day East African nation in a state of anarchy and civil war. The player takes control of a mercenary on a lengthy journey to locate and assassinate “The Jackal,” a notorious arms dealer.

Far Cry 2 is still a popular game and the open world environment can be taxing on even the latest hardware available today.

Settings: 1920×1200, D3D10, Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(8x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Ultra High), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High).

Far Cry 2 had one of the best engines when it was released and it can still prove a problem at higher settings. Sapphire's HD6970 performs well, maintaining >60fps at all times.

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  1. THe price is pretty good, but some of the GTX580s have dropped in price recently too, £380 ish. Nice to see them working out a deal for BF3.

  2. Is battlefield 3 any good? havent played it yet.

  3. Cant see it anywhere for sale yet. is this a preorder on any store im missing?

  4. Love the vapor X cooler, got one on my GFX too 🙂

  5. If you were buying one today, would you get this or the twin fan XFX ?

  6. Battlefield is £30 for PC. This is a very good price.

  7. Nice, good temps and cooler

  8. No one is stocking it, or evenon preorder

  9. I like sapphire cards, i want their 6990 but cant get one anywhere

  10. Great. Good luck to all wo entered the comp. Hope i win!

  11. Love it! Cant wait to play bf3. They make good hardware

  12. Why buy one of these. New cards will be out in a few months

  13. Vapor x rocks. Dual bios switch is a good idea. Any ideas when we might be able to get it? Ive held off buying bf3 for this now

  14. 6970 is a great card, but i bought the 6959 and modded it to 6970 cost me 210
    Last month

  15. @Billy …and why buy those cards coming out in a few months when new cards will come out a few months after those? lol

  16. I agree you gotta jump in sometime. Seems like as good a time as any now

  17. Nice. I rexoomend 6970 for 1080p. Has extra bandwidth for more aa than 6950

  18. Really dumb question bby someone who knows nothing of graphics cards, just because its supports the 3 screen setup it will still work fine with just 1 screen ? Also the switch to change the modes is that a physical switch on the card or a something you can change on the computer on the fly?

  19. Hi Dan, Yes, the card works fine with 1 screen. I just tested Battlefield 3 with eyefinity. All other games are using one screen.

    There is a physical switch on the card for the enhanced core speed mode. Switch it while the system is off and restart. There is a picture of it, earlier in the review.

  20. Ok awesome thanks for the speedy response. Does that switch poke out the back or would i have to take the case of my computer each time i wanted to change it?

  21. I would just leave it on the higher setting all the time.

    The bios switch is on the card itself, you would need to take the door off the case to get at it.

  22. So you review an special/overclocked edition with BF3 and you do not bench it with BF3, just with these freaky triple display that only people with $5000 rigs uses… cool.

  23. Three 1080p screens in uk can cost as little as £500. And we used this sapphire review card to test battlefield 3 with those screens. Not sure how you work out 5000 dollars just for that.

    An eyefinity setup is not expensive at all actually. i5 2500k, 4gb of ram, £80 motherboard easily used as a basis for an ef rig.

  24. pretty good………………nice