HIS X850XT IceQII Turbo and Platinum Series VIVO 256MB AGP
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 1600x1200. Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly with Halo at the moment, so all of the test below were run with anti-aliasing disabled.|
At 1024x768 we saw a little give and take between the three cards. The two X850XT cards were essentially tied for the top spot while the V9999 lagged by 28FPS. When we increased the resolution to 1600x1200, the 16 Pipeline X850XTs flexed their muscles, with the Turbo turning out the best overall score, by 2 frames. The V9999 GE held third by 12.5 FPS when compared to the Turbo X850XT.