9. F.E.A.R - Prey
The story begins as an unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound. The government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. 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 this crisis before it spirals out of control.
The game offers up to 1280x960 resolution, which was used for all our tests. We maxed all details for both CPU and VGA card, except AA/AF and Soft Shadows which are enabled as indicated in each graph. Below are the results after using the built-in benchmark test:
The ECS KN3SLI2 was the slowest motherboard but by only 1FPS.
Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet.
Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games. Prey is based on the Quake 3 engine and will certainly keep you awake many nights...
For all tests, we used hocbench which offers all benchmarking options through a GUI. We used the built-in Guru3D timedemo and all results are posted below:
Since Prey uses the Quake3 engine, it is CPU dependent. The ECS KN3SLI2 was faster than the Foxconn C51XEM2AA and slower than the Asus M2N32WS Pro. The differences however, are insignificant.