Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-8700K @ 4.8 GHz|
(Coffee Lake, 8192 KB Cache)
|Motherboard:||ASUS Maximus X Code|
|Memory:||G.SKILL 16 GB Trident-Z DDR4 |
@ 3866 MHz 18-19-19-39
|Storage:||2x Patriot Ignite 960 GB SSD|
|Power Supply:||Antec HCP-1200 1200 W|
|Cooler:||Cryorig R1 Universal 2x 140 mm fan|
|Software:||Windows 10 64-bit Creators Update|
|Drivers:||NVIDIA: 391.35 WHQL|
AMD: Catalyst 18.3.4 Beta
|Display:||Acer CB240HYKbmjdpr 24" 3840x2160|
We used the latest public release version of the game (not a press pre-release). We also used the latest game-ready drivers from both AMD and NVIDIA. Our test scene uses actual gameplay (not the benchmark).
Graphics Memory Usage
Using a GTX 1080 Ti, which has 11 GB of VRAM, we tested the game's memory usage at Ultra settings.
Our results show that Far Cry 5 doesn't use a lot of VRAM by today's standards. Peaking at 4 GB usage in 4K means that nearly every recent graphics card will be able to handle the highest settings (VRAM-wise). Even cards with smaller memory sizes, like 2 GB or 3 GB, should be doing fine as they won't be used to play at 4K resolution anyway.
CPU ScalingWe also tested the game with various core counts and HyperThreading on/off using a GTX 1080 Ti. The 720p results serve as an indicator of the CPU bottleneck—faster graphics hardware, no matter the resolution, can not give you more FPS than the results at 720p.
Far Cry 5 runs extremely well on even slower processors. It's also worth mentioning that reaching 144 FPS is possible with most processors.