ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Video Card ReviewMon, May 14, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Sierra; F.E.A.R w/ v1.0.8 patch:
F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon) is a first-person close-quarters combat game for the PC. The story begins when a paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, and the government responds by sending in Special Forces. The group loses contact with the government when an eerie signal interrupts radio communications–and when that interference subsides moments later, the team has been destroyed. That’s where you come in. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: eliminate the intruders at any cost, determine the origin of the signal, and contain the potential crisis before it gets out of control. High and Max settings represent the built in game control settings. Soft Shadows were not used.
Performance in FEAR at 1024×768 is extremely close at the top, but as the resolution increases the newcomer from AMD holds an advantage over the 8800 cards. Unfortunately we don’t have an overclocked 8800 GTS for FEAR but you should expect it to perform nearly identical to the HD 2900XT.