|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 v1.0.8, 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.|
F.E.A.R. frame rates were pretty good across the board. All of the cards in the testing pool were completely capable of running at 1280x960, with or without AA or aniso enabled. The X1950 Pro found itself much more in line with the GeForce 7 series than it did with the card it replaces, the X1900 GT. Frame rates amongst the top four cards, which includes the X1950 Pro, were separated by as low as 3 and as high as 6 frames per second.