FEAR – Radeon HD 2600 XT
FEAR (DirectX 9)
One of the most impressive games of E3 2005 turned out to be one of the most graphically intense as well.
*** 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.
The new AMD HD 2600 XT can’t keep up with either the 8600 GTS or the 8600 GT cards from NVIDIA in our single card tests here in FEAR.
At 1280×960, CrossFire does see a nice scaling factor of about 61% with two cards, but both the 8600 GTS SLI and 8600 GT SLI configurations simply blow it out of the water.