F.E.A.R SP Demo
|One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005, Monolith's new psychological thriller F.E.A.R promises to be as thrilling to the mind as it is to the eyes. 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. Using the newly released single player demo, we put the notebook through its paces to see how it fared with a promising new title. Here, all graphics settings within the game were set to "High" and Trilinear Filtering was enabled. Benchmark runs were then completed at resolutions of 1024x768 and 1600x1200.|
At default image quality settings, the GeForce Go 7800 GTX performed exceptionally well with an average framerate of nearly 60fps at 1600x1200. Once 4x AA and 8x AF were introduced, the results changed dramatically. Here, this taxing new title brought average framerates down to 20fps at 1600x1200. However, at 1024x768 with 4xAA and 8xAF the game looked absolutely stunning and was more than playable with an average fps of 45fps. It would be interesting to see what this GPU would do with 512MB to ensure performance was not limited by its 256MB of memory.