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. 

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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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AMD ATI Radeon X1650 XT GPU Review - Graphics Cards 47

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All three of the single graphics cards are pretty even in terms of their gaming performance.  In truth, playing FEAR here at 1600×1200 with these IQ settings isn’t what I would recommend for owner’s of these cards.  However, 1024×768 with high IQ options or 1280×1024 is a solid option.  CrossFire again shows a very modest performance gain, only 23% at the 1920×1200 resolution.

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