|No additional patches or tweaks are necessary to benchmark with Halo, as Gearbox has included all of the necessary information to test with this game within its Readme file. Basically, all that you have to do is install the game and modify its shortcut to set the resolution, refresh rate, and rendering mode. Then the benchmark works by running through four of the long cut-scenes from the game, after which the average frame rate is recorded. We patched Halo using the most recent v1.06 patch and ran this benchmark twice, once at a resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 and then again at 1,600 x 1,200. Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly with Halo, so all of the tests below were run with anti-aliasing disabled.|
Regardless of the GeForce 7800 GT's core and memory clock speeds, it performed well in the Halo benchmark. In these two tests, the GeForce 7800 GT outperformed all of the single card configurations at both resolutions, except for the GeForce 7800 GTX. The only other configuration that was able to outpace the 7800 GTs was the GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI setup, which is far more expensive - for now.