F.E.A.R Performance ?

By JimShady23 ยท 60 replies
Dec 20, 2006
  1. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    a friend of mine with two 7900GTX's ran F.E.A.R. at it's maximum graphics settings, 1600X1200 resolution. he got an average of 78fps. beats the hell out my 6600GT, but he spent about 6 times as much on his system as i did mine.
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Here's mine.

    All settings set to MAXIMUM

    Asus 7950GT 512Mb (single)
    2x1Gb XMS2
    Nothing overclocked (yet)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Ok finally got around to doing it.

    At 1024x768 (didn't intend on doing this res, did it by accident):
    Min FPS 23
    Average FPS 49
    Max FPS 109
    1% below 25 FPS
    44% between 25-40
    55% above 40

    Then I changed to 1280x960 (because my monitor won't do 1600x1200):
    Min FPS 15
    Average FPS 34
    Max FPS 75
    31% below 25 FPS
    44% between 25-40
    25% above 40

    Core 2 Duo 6400 with a eVGA 7800GS CO
    Ran with trillian, opera, mirc open although I'm not sure that makes a whole lot of difference. I had everything set to maximum before I entered the test, but I didn't see any 16x AA it only let me choose 4x.
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Ran it again at 1224x768x32 just to see...
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Did anyone else find its autodetecting to suck?
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    My Core 2 system had a worse videocard, and actually was worse for gaming than this one :)
    Jim, do you want me to redo the test, I overclocked my CPU to 2.4GHz stable and I upped to 2GB Dual Channel... it was 1GB Single Channel before...

    EDIT: I posted the re-run of the test anyway, and for some reason I got almost the same as you did at 1224x768 (or is it 1024x768) DonNagual, even though your system owns mine and I ran it as 1280x960... BTW this is with an Athlon 64 3200+ @2.4GHz, 2GB Dual Channel DDR400, 7950GT, and with MAXIMUM for all settings.


    But why the hell can my system beat a Core 2?
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Oh, I just realized that my above test was run at 1024x768 not 1280x960. It was all Maximum, @ 1024x768 4xTRSSAA 16xAF... but thats still alarmingly close to the DonNagual's system...
  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I'm not too surprised. We have the same graphics card, the same amount of ram, but I have a better CPU. My scores will be a little better than yours, but not a HUGE amount. GPU is the same. My load times between maps would be faster is all.
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Yes, but it's not like you have a better CPU, your CPU kicks mine in the *** and then kicks it again in the face. And somehow I got the same average as you... when a 3200+ gets 132 FPS with a given hardware setup in Doom 3, and a Core 2 gets 190 in that same hardware setup... I just thought that was wierd that we got the same average. I thought I'd get at least 10 less than you.
  10. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Well, Doom is a much more CPU dependant game compared to F.E.A.R., so I'd expect to get much better results in that game compared to your system.

    You probably did, as you ran the test at 1024x768 and I ran it at 1224x768 ;) Another possibility is that test was run with F.E.A.R. version 1.2 (I am downloading 1.7 patch now to see if there is any difference).
  11. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373


    i need to adjust my system according to your resolutions and quality then.

    I had my card set to play at 1680x1250 with 16xAA and 16xAF (note: you can not set the AA past 4x in the game, however you can set it to this in your nVIDIA control panal. If you set it to 16xAA in the control panal and tell it to not be application controlled, it will run your card at 16xAA.

    But for fun I will run it at exactly what all you guys have done, 4xAA at 1024x768 and 1240x768

    I will edit the results to this post.


    Took the 16xAA down to 4x and the FPS didnt go up as much as I thought.

    92 average FPS at 1220x768

    95 average FPS at 1024x768
  12. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    The higher you take the resolution, the more dependent it is on GPU ,, not cpu,,

    If you run very low resolutions, then thats where a faster cpu ,, might get a bit higher numbers ,
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    He didn't say anything about the CPU, and maybe you didn't realize he has an 8800GTX... so it owns all of our videocards.

    And tweakboy, your signature violates TS forum rules... free music downloads are not endorsed by TS.
  14. higrip

    higrip TS Rookie

    F.E.A.R Performance

    Here is my F.E.A.R Stats

    Everything is at maximum, Resolution 1680x1050

    Minimum: 98
    Average: 147
    Maximum: 231

    My rig

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2750mhz
    Corsair Dominator EPP 2x1024 CL3 @ 920mhz
    WD Raptor X 10000RPM 16Mb Cache
    XFX GeForce 8800GTX XXX (Overclocked by XFX and only card that is certified by Nvidia to do so ;) )
    Asus Striker Extreme
    Thermal Take Toughpower 750W PSU
    X-Fi Xtreme Music
    Logitech G-15
    MS/Razer Habu
    Mirai 22" LCD
    ThermalTake Kandalf LCS (its not in stock anywhere but its coming, im using Chieftec BD now)
    Stock aircooling on CPU, RAM and GPU
    Going to OC more when my LCS comes and the waterblock for GPU has arriwed =)

    Total cost for the rig is about 6500 USD (im from sweden and 1 USD = 6.5 SEK)
  15. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    higrip, that is INSANE! Very nice system you have there! Nice to see that even at high resolutions the 8800 card does that well.
  16. higrip

    higrip TS Rookie

    well im rather pleased with the fps and the system :) It should be pretty interesting to see if there will be any changes in the fps after OC :) Im also planning to get one more 8800 and try SLI :) Its just so expensive! 1100 USD here in sweden =/

    Now for a question. =)

    What do you think is more important when choosing RAM?

    Low latency or high clock speed
  17. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    For overclocking, you'll want the higher frequency over latency, otherwise you'll be forced to use a divider.
  18. higrip

    higrip TS Rookie

    And that aint good or what? :p My 2 options where

    Corsair Dominator TWIN2X6400C3DF 2048MB, DDR2,2x1GB(KIT),DHX,E.P.P, CL3-4-3-9-2T

    800 MHz ( PC2-6400 )

    Price: 760 USD

    Corsair Dominator TWIN2X8888C4DF 2048MB, DDR2,2x1GB(KIT),DHX,E.P.P, CL4-4-4-12-2T

    1111 MHz ( PC2-8888 )

    Price: 950 USD

    Do you think that I should have gone with the 1111mhz CL4 and pay 200USD more or did I do the right thing by going with the 800mgz CL3 for 200USD less? :p

    Im going to buy a ThermalTake Kandalf LCS with built in watercooling system, do you know if that is any good or do you know some good watercooling systems?
  19. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I don't know if there is an easy answer to that. I imagine different people would give you different advice. That is a pretty big price difference in the ram. I probably would have purchased the same ram you did. In fact, I pretty much did (although mine is not the dominator series with the heat spreader.

    I admit though that I am just a casual overclocker, nothing extreme. I know nothing about water cooling so can't advise you there.
  20. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373

    Cool Sytem

    Yeah that is nuts, especially if you are going to get another 8800GTX....

    Since I am not a overclocker I will stick with as tight of latency as possible with my memory.

    I just ordered my new parts which consist of these here:




    The memory has a CL4-4-4-15 1T (3 above your Corsair but the OCZ runs at 1T out of the box) Would probably equal out IDK

    But thats the most I can afford.....Im hoping to get a few 100 for my X2 4200 montherboard and RAM to make up for the $800 i just spent.
  21. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373

    Dude !!!

    We need to set you up with a connection here or somthing cause you getting rippped LoL......

    Your machine if you baught it here in the states would be like 1/2 the price you said.....

    Get friendly with somone in the US and make them your midddle man for computer parts....(they buy it here in the US and ship it to you)
  22. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Soo whos the winner here ,,
  23. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373

    hipgrip ?

    Is the Asus Striker Extreme really worth it ? price to performance ratio or is it just a over rated marketing ploy ?

    And tweakboy, the whole point of this thread was to see what others where getting on their performance test.

    I wanted to see how close the 7900 series was to my 8800 card..... I know that my cpu and memory are a bottleneck with my 8800, I just wanted to see how big they really where...... And then hipgrip came in with his super machine and smacked me around....

    There isnt a real contest here....Just a way for myself and others to see how their hardware fares against others.....
  24. vulcan

    vulcan TS Rookie

    I run a p4 3.06 ghz, 1 mb ram, 512 ati radeon x1300 catalyst video card.

    F.E.A.R runs great on it but I think my fps are below 25 and the fps distribution is a bit high. does anyone know how to remedy this

    I think i'm running the game at 1024x768x32 res

    like I said it works fine and there are very minimal glitches but I feel like I could be running it better.

    any help with in game settings and ati catalyst control center would be helpful


    i meant 1 gb of ram sorry

    is anyone here ?
  25. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373


    What settings are you running the game on Low ? Medium ? High ?

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