|One of the most highly anticipated titles of 2005 was Monolith's paranormal thriller F.E.A.R. 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 v1.05, we put the graphics cards in this review through their paces to see how they fared with a popular title. Here, all graphics settings within the game were set to the maximum values, but with soft shadows disabled (soft shadows and anti-aliasing do not work together currently). Benchmark runs were completed at resolutions of 1280x960 and 1600x1200, with and without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.|
The XFX 7900 GT Xtreme really flexes its muscles here, both in solo and SLI mode. At 1280x960, the XFX card outperforms the X1900 XTX by itself, and in SLI, the 7900 GT Xtreme really shines and provides a nice boost when AA and AF are enabled. The story is very similar at 1600x1200. We are extremely pleased with the 7900 GT Xtreme's performance in F.E.A.R.