S3 Graphic's Chrome S27
Performance Comparisons with F.E.A.R
|One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005, Monolith's new paranormal 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 to adequately run the game. Using the full retail release of the game patched to v1.02, we put the graphics cards in this review through their paces to see how they fared with a promising new title. Here, all graphics settings within the game were set to the medium 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 and without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.|
Once again, the Chrome S27 beat the GeForce 6600 at both resolutions. Even at 1280x960, the S27 performed well with the new gaming title. However, once we enabled 2XAA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering, the Chrome S27 gave up ground to the GeForce 6600, lagging behind by a minimum of 11 FPS. The Geforce 6600GT took the top spot by a large margin, offering excellent frame rates in all test configurations.