NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Round-up: PNY, MSI, ASUS

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Half-Life 2: Episode 2

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.

Continuing to meet our expectations, the MSI N9600GT OC again outperforms the PNY Verto 9600 GT and ASUS EN9600GT SILENT by a small margin. All three cards are right on the heals of the 512MB GeForce 8800 GT.

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