|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 v1.02, 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 resolutions of 1280x960 and 1600x1200, with and without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.|
The All-In-Wonder Radeon X1900 performed like a cross between the Radeon X1900 and GeForce 7800 GTX in the F.E.A.R. benchmark. Without any additional pixel processing, the latest All-In-Wonder performed at a level somewhere between the X1800 XT and GTX at both resolutions. With anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled the same basically holds true, but the AIW's smaller frame buffer and decreased memory bandwidth due to its lower clock speed resulted in a significant performance decrease at the higher-resolution.