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Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Performance

Half-Life 2: Episode 2
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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.

In our Half-Life 2 test, the EAH4870 TOP performs almost identically to the GeForce GTX 260. This is closer to what we expected to see during our testing. Additionally, it's nice to see the EAH4870 TOP outperform the HD 4850 by 20 FPS at 1600x1200 with 4x AA, 8x AF and HDR enabled.

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