What am I talking about? I'm talking about the truth?
A image from there:
That is a card with pretty much the same specs, with better specs in the test rig.
30fps is the minimum playable frame rate, so your looking at about 35 to 37 frames per second as an average to be able to play the game at all times.
The card will therefore just make it at 1200x768 with no AA and no AF - hardly the best of graphics? Then theres the fact that that test rig is using an Opty 144, along with relatively low latency RAM.
So, seeing as FEAR is more graphically demanding game, you'll be struggling to play it at a decent resolution, and so you'll either have to drop the resolution and the detail or the detail even further to make it playable.
Yep, he could get a new PSU, I'm not saying he couldn't.
It's a good PC for light gaming and browsing, etc, but not for games with really good graphics.
trance - that's true, but they'll carry on with Socket 939 for a while (at least 6 months or so) and carry on creating new processors for Socket 939 - it'll turn into more of a budget Socket, with Semprons, but you'll still have an upgrade path.
PC means the RAM is DDR, PC2 means the RAM is DDR2.
AM2s main problem is that all the advantages it has are wiped out by the higher latencies of DDR2 - because DDR2 runs faster, it cannot access data in the same number of cycles, and AMD chips love low latencys. So, DDR2 is not really any faster - it does save power though