FEAR

FEAR (Direct X)


One of the most impressive games of E3 2005 turned out to be one of the most graphically intense as well. 

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 59

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 60

*** 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. 

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 61

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 62

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 63

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 64

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 65

GeForce 7950 GT and ATI X1900 XT 256MB: XFX and BFG Models - Graphics Cards 66

At the 1600 and 1920 resolutions, the ATI X1900 XT and the GeForce 7950 GT cards are equal performers; all three allow playable games at 16×12 with AA and AF enabled.  1920×1200 might be acceptable to some, but I thought the reaction times were a bit laggy with frame rates that low.  At 2560×1600, the ATI card is able to pull out a high percentage win, but isn’t really a useful result as gaming at that resolution isn’t a possibility. 

With SLI though we see an 87% performance gain at 2560×1600 and a 92% gain at 1920×1200, making this widescreen resolution very smooth.

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