Benchmarks with Halo
|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 v1.06 patch and ran this benchmark twice, once at 1024x768 and then again at 1280x1024. Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly with Halo at the moment, so all of the test below were run with anti-aliasing disabled.|
At the 1024x768 resolution, we saw a modest lead of almost 8 FPS in favor of the Gigabyte X800 over the comparison cards. Once we increased the test to 1280x1024, the GV-RX80256D X800 proved its capabilities, leapfrogging either of the X700 cards we tested by close to 20 FPS.