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Performance Comparisons with Half Life 2: Lost Coast

The HotHardware Test Systems
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Powered
Hardware Used:
Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
2.4GHz x 2

Motherboard:
ECS KN3 SLI2 Extreme
nForce4 SLIX16 chipset

Graphics Cards:
ASUS EAX1950CrossFire
512MB GDDR4
ASUS EAX1950PRO
256MB GDDR3
GeForce 7900 GTX
512MB GDDR3

Memory:
2048MB PQI PC24200 Turbo RAM
CAS 3

Audio:
Integrated on-board

Storage:
Western Digital "Raptor" 74GB
10,000RPM - SATA
Relevant Software:
Windows XP Professional SP2
DirectX 9.0c (August Redist.)
nForce Drivers v9.35

NVIDIA Forceware v93.71
ATI Catalyst v6.11

Benchmarks Used:

DirectX
3DMark06 v1.1.0
F.E.A.R. v1.08
Half Life 2: Lost Coast
X3: Reunion

OpenGL
Quake 4 v1.02*
Prey*

* - Custom Test (HH Exclusive demo)

Performance Comparisons with Half Life 2: Lost Coast
Details: http://www.half-life2.com/
Half-Life 2:
Lost Coast
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. So, when Valve announced Half-Life 2 was close to completion in mid-2003, gamers the world over sat in eager anticipation. Unfortunately, thanks to a compromised internal network, the theft of a portion of the game's source code, and a tumultuous relationship with the game's distributor, Vivendi Universal, we all had to wait until November '04 to get our hands on this classic. In this test we benchmarked the add-on 'Lost Coast' at 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4X Anti-aliasing and 16X Anisotropic Filtering enabled, using the built-in video stress test.

As with all tests in this review, we've added the results from a GeForce 7900GTX.  In our Half-Life 2: Lost Coast testing, the EAX1950CrossFire posted the best results, leading the 7900GTX by over 5 FPS at 1280x1024 and 9 FPS at 1600x1200.  The EAS1950Pro was almost an exact inverse, trailing the 7900GTX by 6 and 10 FPS respectively. 

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