10. Tests - F.E.A.R.
2. A Closer Look
4. Tests - 3D Mark 05
5. Tests - 3D mark 03
6. Tests - Codecreatures Benchmark
7. Tests - Aquamark Triscore, 3D Mark 01
8. Tests - Video Stress HL2
9. Tests - Quake 4
10. Tests - F.E.A.R.
11. Tests - NFS Most Wanted
12. Tests - PassMark
13. Tests - PCMark04/05
14. Tests - Overclocking
15. BIOS Settings - Page 1
16. BIOS Settings - Page 2
17. Bundled Software - Upgrading the BIOS
18. Bundled Software - Overclocking
19. Final Thoughts
You aren't a soldier. You are a weapon. A paramilitary force infiltrates a multi billion dollar aerospace compound taking hostages, but issuing no demands.
The government responds by sending in its best special operations teams, only to have them obliterated. Live footage of the massacre is cut short by an unexpected wave of destruction that leaves military leaders stunned and in disbelief.
First Encounter Assault Recon (F.E.A.R.) is one of the new-generation FPS. The graphics are really stunning, the plot behind the whole shooting successfully keeps it interesting and even the A.I. seems to work out well.
F.E.A.R. offers a lot to the First Person Shooter world. The graphics are very clear with excellent textures, great new effects that will stress your graphics card and ragdoll physics that are waiting to be exploited as you progress through the game.
- Benchmark Settings
F.E.A.R. allows you test the video settings on a mini-benchmark involving a lot of weapon firing, explosions and several other effects. After the benchmark is run, you're presented with a screen showing your minimum, average and maximum framerates and also percentages of how often the framerate was below 25fps, between 25 and 40, and finally above 40. For this presentation, we're just sticking to the minimum and average framerates.
The resolutions we used were 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960 and 1600x1200. We measured performance with high and highest details.
In F.E.A.R. with High Settings, the minimum framerate from the WinFast board was lower than the MSI board. However, the average framerate for the WinFast board was higher.
With the Maximum settings enabled, the WinFast board showed its strength for both minimum and average framerates.