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F.E.A.R. v1.08


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 1,280x960 and 1,600x1,200, with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.

Our F.E.A.R. test gives us a slightly different picture than what we saw with the previous benchmarks. Like in our synthetic 3DMark test, at 1280x1024 the XLR8 takes first place, beating out the standard 8800 GTX and the 8800 Ultra. However, at 1600x1200, the XLR8 is edged out by the 8800 Ultra, although it still stomps all over the vanilla 8800 GTX. As with our previous benchmarks, the Radeon X1950 XT and the GeForce 7900 GT, which we have included in our tests for the sake of comparison, are thoroughly defeated.

Tags:  GTX, pny, XLR8, GT

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