FEAR – Single Card
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 1GB Diamond Viper HD 2900 XT card does indeed show better performance than the 512MB model, but not by much. We are talking about 3 FPS on average which works out to about 8.8%. The maximum FPS goes up SIGNIFICANTLY though that doesn’t drastically affect the actual real world game play demonstrated in the FPS over time graphs.