Performance Comparisons with 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 1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4X Anti-aliasing and 16X Anisotropic Filtering enabled, using the built-in video stress test.|
In this test, the X1650 Pro continued to outpace the X1600 Pro by a fair margin overall, but the GeForce 7600 GT was still the top performer. At 1024x768, the Geforce 7600 GT held a 22 FPS lead over the X1650 Pro, but as the resolution increased, the gap narrowed to 15 FPS at 1280x1024 and 10 FPS at 1600x1200.