|One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005 was Monolith's paranormal thriller F.E.A.R. Using the full retail release of the game patched to v1.0.7, 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 completed at supported resolutions of 1280x960 and 1600x1200, with and without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.|
Unfortunately, our F.E.A.R. testing didn't reveal anyting new to chew on. The line of progression at 1280x960 starts with the two ATi cards, and marches directly on up from the 7900 GT to the 7900 GS, and finally the 7950 GT. The only difference between F.E.A.R. and Prey testing was that the X1950 Pro took a surprising leap at 1600x1200, where it came in directly behind the EN7950GT but ahead of the two 7900 cards. This lead was shortly held, as the AA/AF testing summarily dropped it back into fourth place.