F.E.A.R. Multiplayer Beta
This is one of the hardest tests in this review, and even top-end graphics card models deliver a barely playable frame rate in it. Having installed the new beta version of F.E.A.R. we found that 1024x768 was the maximum available resolution. So we tested the new card in it, and the single GeForce 7800 GTX proved to be faster than the SLI pair of two GeForce 6800 Ultra, while the SLI system with two GeForce 7800 GTX overcame the 100fps barrier, ignoring all the complexity of this graphics engine.
Unfortunately, the new beta version of the game has some lighting problems if full-screen antialiasing is enabled, so the results of the “eye candy” mode are of a purely theoretical interest. Here, the GeForce 7800 GTX (and the SLI configuration of two such cards) is not so far ahead of the previous-generation solutions as in “pure speed”.