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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This game really brings both of these cards to their knees with AA and AF enabled; without AA/AF the game might be playable at 800×600 though it isn’t going to be a prime experience.  This is one instance where serious gamers see the downside of both of these GPUs.

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