Asus P5W DH Deluxe, 975X Core 2 Duo Ready Motherboard
High Res Gaming With F.E.A.R.
We performed the same test with F.E.A.R. and our pair of Radeon X1900 XTs in CrossFire mode, just to show you the performance profile of the P5W DH in this type of setup.
|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 v1.04, 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). Benchmark runs were then completed at a resolution of 1600x1200 with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.|
The Asus P5W DH and Radeon X1900 CrossFire combination yields a 58% performance gain versus single graphics frame-rates in F.E.A.R. at the resolution and IQ settings we tested. For those of you that are hell-bent on the upmost gaming performance and image quality settings multi-GPU setups are the way to fly these days.