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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.




Ever since F.E.A.R. came out, it's been a team favorite for benchmarking because of its ability to tax the most powerful cards available.  In this test, all three Sapphire cards struggled to compete with the GeForce models.  The HD 2600XT wasn't able to match the 8600GT let alone the 8600GTS, while the HD 2600Pro OC was more on-par with the MSI NX8500GT.  The Sapphire HD 2400XT was the worst performer demonstrating it wasn't up to a game of this calibre, with the settings we chose for testing.

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