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:
*** 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.
Even with the 18-20% gains with CrossFire cards installed on the ATI setup the NVIDIA 512s dominate here and the 256s are still able to win over ATI’s best option.
The XLs see the same fate here too with some mediocre gains in CrossFire mode and still losing to the NVIDIA cards.