Radeon HD 3870 X2 Round-Up: Asus, HIS

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Half Life 2: Episode 2

Performance Comparisons with Half-Life 2: Episode 2

Details: www.half-life2.com

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 1,280 x 1,024, 1,600 x 1,200 and 1,920 x 1,200 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 file to benchmark all cards in this test.

All of the Radeon HD 3870 X2 cards performed as expected in our custom Half Life 2: Episode 2 benchmark.  The Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP came out, well on top, thanks to its higher clocked GPU and memory.  The other X2 cards, however, performed right on top of eachother, which was to be expected considering they all have the same features and specifications.

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