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. Since we were using the retail game this time, I opted to use the in-game “settings test” fly by to compare performance.
The 48 pixel pipes on the R580 achitecture really help the X1900 cards in our FEAR benchmarks. Here we see the X1900 AIW competing well with the X1800 XT and the 7800 GTX, besting NVIDIA card when AA and AF are turned on.