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. We benchmarked Lost Coast at 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 using the built-in stress test.|
In our Lost Coast benchmark, MSI's 7950 GX2 failed to beat out the Radeon X1900 XTX when AA and AF were not enabled. When 4x AA and 8x AF were turned on, though, the GX2 counters with a better set of numbers.