|For many gamers, the release of Halo marked the end of a long wait, since it was originally released as an Xbox exclusive a few years back. No additional patches or tweaks are needed to benchmark with Halo, as Gearbox has included all of the necessary information in their README file. The Halo benchmark runs through four of the cut-scenes from the game, after which the average frame rate is recorded. We patched the game using the latest v1.04 patch and ran this benchmark twice, once at 1,024 x 768 and then again at 1,280 x 1,024. Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly with Halo at the moment, so all of the tests below were run with anti-aliasing disabled.|
The GeForce 6800 core benefited well from the added clock speed offered by the V9999. In this test the V9999 held a firm lead over the stock 6800 while regaining some ground with the X800 Pro, as well. The added clock speed gave the V9999 the upper hand at both resolutions, with the wider margin being at 1,600 x 1,200, with 6 FPS.