AGP Platform Analysis, Part 1: New Cards, Old System


Let's move on to FEAR. Starting with medium detail at 1024x768, we once again see the CPU bottlenecking having an effect on performance. All the cards get similar scores except for the old 9700 PRO, which manages to squeeze out acceptable playability at this resolution but is much slower than the others.

At medium detail and 1600x1200, the song remains the same. Limited by the platform, all of the new cards get similar and very playable frame rates. The old 9700 PRO is only capable of a slideshow, however.