|One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005 was Monolith's paranormal thriller F.E.A.R. Taking a look at the minimum system requirements, we see that you will need at least a 1.7GHz Pentium 4 with 512MB of system memory and a 64MB graphics card that is a Radeon 9000 or GeForce4 Ti-class or better to adequately run the game. Using the full retail release of the game patched to v1.03, we put the graphics cards in this review through their paces to see how they fared with a popular title. Here, all graphics settings within the game were set to the maximum values, but with soft shadows disabled (Soft shadows and anti-aliasing do not work together currently). Since this is such a demanding game, benchmark runs were completed at resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1280 x 960 and 1600 x 1200, with and without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.|
After a slight setback in X3, the EN7800GT TOP Silent flexes its muscles again to offer considerably better performance than the X1800 XL here. The fact that the EN7800GT is overclocked is what helps put it at the top.