|One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005, Monolith's new psychological thriller F.E.A.R promises to be as thrilling to the mind as it is to the eyes. 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. Using the newly released single player demo, we put the notebook through its paces to see how it fared with a promising new title. Here, all graphics settings within the game were set to "Medium" and Trilinear Filtering was enabled. Benchmark runs were then completed at resolutions of 1024x768 and 1280x1024.|
The beautiful, but power hungry shooter from Monolith, F.E.A.R. is the most demanding test we've put our graphics cards through. A resolution of 1024x768 with no Anti Aliasing or Anisotropic filtering is the only really playable setting in our testing. An average of 46FPS for the ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer might not even be considered enjoyable by some. We recommend lowering the resolution to 800x600 for a more fluid, albeit less visually pleasing, experience.