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. 

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 52

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 53

*** 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. 

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 54

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 55

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 56

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 57

In our single card results for FEAR, it appears that the NVIDIA 7900 GS has the win over ATI’s X1950 Pro, but just barely.  The scores are nearly neck and neck on the average FPS but the minimum’s are consistently higher on the NVIDIA setup; an important trait for performance here.  The CrossFire setup did very well though, giving us a 46% average FPS gain at the 1600×1200 resolution.  Note though that the minimum frame rate stays about the same — the spikes remain the same anywhere CPU utilization is the key to performance.

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