F.E.A.R.

FEAR (Direct X)


One of the most impressive games of E3 2005 is turning out to be one of the most graphically intense as well.  Even with the 7800 GTX and X1800 XT I didn’t find the game playable at 1600×1200 with all the details turned on:

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*** Note: we have disabled Soft Shadows in all the below tests despite what the screen indicates above.  And since we were using the retail game this time, I opted to use the in-game “settings test” fly by to compare performance. 

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The 7800 GTX 512 MB wipes the plate with the other cards here, running at 1280×960 resolution.  The difference between the 7800 GTX 512 and the X1800 XT is 36% without AA/AF and 27% with it. 

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Wow!  There is a 72% increase in frame rate in SLI mode with the 512 MB 7800 GTX, which is quite impressive.  It is also interesting to see how well the two 7800 GT cards do in comparison to the single 7800 GTX 512 MB.  

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