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Performance Comparisons with F.E.A.R.

Performance Comparisons with F.E.A.R.
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One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005 was Monolith's paranormal thriller F.E.A.R. Taking a look at the game's 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 in the Radeon 9000 or GeForce4 Ti-classes or better, to adequately run the game. Using the full retail release of the game patched to v1.07, we put the graphics cards in this article through their paces to see how they fared with a popular title. Here, all graphics settings within the game were set to their 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 1024x768 and 1280x960 with 4x anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic filtering enabled.

F.E.A.R. testing was best suited to the GeForce 8600 series, which handily topped all flavors of the 2600 tested.  The MSI RX2600XT Diamond Plus managed a small increase in performance over the Sapphire HD 2600 XT while both GeForce cards held healthy leads over all three ATI cards.

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