Dell XPS 730 H2C Performance Gaming System

HL2 Episode 2

Half Life 2: Episode 2
DirectX Gaming Performance

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 1,920 x 1,200 and 2,560 x 1,600 with 4X anti-aliasing and 16X 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 XPS 730 H2C performed very well in our first 'real-world' gaming benchmark. The dual Radeon HD 3870 X2, Quad-Crossfire configuration performs the best in Half-Life 2: Episode 2, achieving the best average FPS out of all of our test systems. The XPS, which is also powered by dual Radeon HD 3870 X2s but with the added advantage of the faster processor and memory, easily takes the overall top spot.

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