ASUS EAH3850 TOP Graphics Card

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Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Test Results


Performance Comparisons with Half-Life 2: Episode 2

Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Thanks to the dedication of hardcore PC gamers and a huge mod community, the original Half-Life became one of the most successful first person shooters of all time. And thanks to an updated game engine, gorgeous visual, and intelligent weapon and level design, Half-Life 2 became just as popular. Episode 2 offers a number of visual enhancements, including better looking transparent texture anti-aliasing. These tests were run at resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently. Color correction and HDR rendering were also enabled in the game engine as well. We used a custom recorded timedemo file to benchmark all cards in this test.

The EAH3850 TOP's boosted clocks don't help it much against the reference HD 3850 until 4x AA, 8x AF and HDR are turned on. Plus, that is the only time the 256MB 8800 GT is even close to keeping up with the EAH3850 TOP.

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