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F.E.A.R.

If you’ve got a Gigabyte GeForce 7600 GT in your system, you may only be interested in 1280x024 resolution with disabled FSAA. In that case this card delivers high enough performance and is 10% faster than the Radeon X1800 GTO and a mere 5% slower than the Radeon X1800 XL. The average frame rate is too low for comfortable play in the other modes.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

The use of the so-called deferred rendering makes it impossible to turn FSAA on in this game, so only “pure speed” mode results are published. Besides that, the game automatically narrows the range of available resolutions and graphics quality settings for graphics cards with less than 512 megabytes of memory on board. The cards in this review all have 256MB of memory, so we couldn’t launch the game in 1600x1200 on them.

So, 1280x1024 is the highest resolution available on the participating cards, but the best result, shown by the GeForce 7900 GT, is only 38fps. Weaker products, including the GeForce 7600 GT, have lower speeds and do not allow playing this game with any degree of comfort.

Take note that we achieved a nearly 20% average speed boost by overclocking our GV-NX76T256D-RH, which is due to a low load on the memory subsystem. Besides the relatively low resolution and lack of FSAA, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has not very high-quality textures as a consequence of its being a multi-platform project. That’s why the game is sensitive to the GPU frequency and reacts readily to any increase in it.

 
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