We have already mentioned that the new F.E.A.R. shooter is very sensitive to the graphics subsystem performance and requires a lot from it. In particular, it is impossible to get any acceptable fps rate with the highest graphics quality settings and highest screen resolution. Thus, we could only reach 31 frames per second in 1280x1024 with maximum graphics quality settings when running this game on our test platforms equipped with the GeForce 7800 GT graphics card. Therefore, we reduced the screen resolution to 1024x768.
The second indication of specifically high requirements to the graphics subsystem imposed by the F.E.A.R. game can be clearly seen on the diagram with the benchmarking results. All CPUs, including even the slowest Celeron D and Sempron models provide pretty much the same performance rate.
So, in this case the game doesn’t really care what CPU is installed in your system, so F.E.A.R. should definitely be excluded from the list of CPU dependent games of today.