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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In FEAR, the performance from the 8800 GTS and the 7900 GTX are very similar, with a slight edge going to the new G80 GPU.  At 1600×1200 and 2048×1536, the 8800 GTS SLI configuration runs away with the performance lead, with a scaling factor of 92%!  At 2560×1600 though, the extra memory on the GTX model helps it to perform slightly better than the two GTS cards, though we still see a VERY impressive 96% scaling from a single card!

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