Abstract: If you don't want to bother overclocking yourself, aim for a
pre-overclocked videocard like the Foxconn 9600GT-512NOC PCSTATS
is testing in this review. This baby is a single slot reference videocard which
has been pre-overclocked at the factory.|
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Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR
Quake 4 is
the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for
more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than
its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3,
with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test
is run three times and with the third run being recorded.
If you like
first person shooters and want to play with AA/AF enabled, the Foxconn
9600GT-512NOC videocard will keep you happy even at 16xQ / 12xAF!
|Sierra FEAR 1.08
Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features.
With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a
crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to
turning AA to 16xQ brings the Foxconn 9600GT-512NOC down to 40FPS. Moderate
levels of AA allow for a decent picture and moderate framerates. The Maximum
videocard overclocking chart is