Benchmark results in F.E.A.R. were based on the built-in performance test. The area where the minimum frame rate occurred is also shown on each page that contains benchmark results.
Occurrence of Minimum Frame Rate
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Physics, sound, and graphics settings are documented in the table below.
With 4x AA enabled, VidMemWatcher reported that 283MB of video memory was being used at a resolution of 1600x1200 following the F.E.A.R. performance test. At 1920x1200, video memory usage increased to 320MB and reached a peak of 402MB at 2560x1600.
Video Memory Used
In a comparison of the average frame rate, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB outperformed the GeForce 7900 GTX by 50-70% at all three resolutions when antialiasing was not used. The increase dropped to 20-30% when 2x AA was applied and at 4x AA, both graphics cards provided similar performance. The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB was dominant when soft shadows were enabled.
Average Frame Rate
With the exception of 1920x1200 and 4x AA, a comparison of the minimum frame rate yields results that are similar to the average frame rate although the relative increases are less.
Of particular interest is the minimum frame rate of 10fps on the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB at a resolution of 1920x1200 with 4x AA. With a minimum of 22fps, the 512MB GeForce 7900 GTX was the better performer.