Overclocked Radeon HD 4870 X2 Shoot-Out: ASUS, MSI

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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 was one of the most successful first person shooters of all time. And courtesy of an updated game engine, gorgeous visuals, and intelligent weapon and level designs, Half Life 2 became just as popular.  Episode 2 - the most recent addition to the franchise - offers a number of visual enhancements including better looking transparent texture anti-aliasing. These tests were run at resolutions of 1,920 x 1,200 and 2,560 x 1,600 with 4X anti-aliasing and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.  Color correction and HDR rendering were also enabled in the game engine as well.  We used a custom recorded timedemo to benchmark all cards for these tests.



The reference Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the factory overclocked models from Asus and MSI performed similarly in our Half Life 2: Episode 1 benchmark.  The Asus card once again finished on top, followed by the MSI card, and then the stock reference card.


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