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Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Performance

Half-Life 2: Episode 2
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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 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and 8x 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.

At 1280x1024, the top five cards perform evenly for the most part, with the R4850 512M's results ending up right in between the GeForce 9800 GTX and the ASUS EN9800GTX TOP. In the 1600x1200 tests, the R4850 512M doesn't quite keep up with the two top cards (the Radeon HD 4870 and GeForce GTX 260), but it does land in between the GeForce 9800 GTX and the ASUS EN9800GTX TOP once again.

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