F.E.A.R. remains a relevant game to benchmark since it uses many of the features that push today's graphics cards to the limit.
F.E.A.R. didn't place as much stress on the GeForce 8800 GT as some of the previous graphics cards that I've reviewed. During gameplay, I trekked outdoors, indoors, and enjoyed a brief firefight.
The benchmarks contain results at the listed resolution and level of AA on the left side. On the right side are plots of the corresponding frame rate per second results provided by Fraps during gameplay.
Averaging 46.4 frames per second (fps) with everything maxed at 8x antialiasing (AA) and 16x anisotropic filtering (AF), F.E.A.R. put the EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GT KO through a workout. With a minimum frame rate of 25, gameplay was fluid and I didn't experience a hitch or slowdown anywhere.
By far, BioShock is my favorite recent game. The visuals are stunning and add value to the immersion of being in this creepy and twisted world.
For this review, I took on a Big Daddy with shotgun in hand and then proceeded to harvest a Little Sister.
Although BioShock is a newer title, it outperformed F.E.A.R. by 2 frames per second at 8x AA and 16x AF. There were no discernable slowdowns or hiccups at all. BioShock is locked to a max of 60 frames per second and averages not dropping below 48 fps are an impressive showing.