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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Half-Life 2 & Final Thoughts

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Half-Life 2
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Half Life 2
Thanks to the dedication of millions of gamers and a huge mod-community, the original Half-Life became one of the most successful first person shooters of all time.  So when Valve announced Half-Life 2 was close to completion in mid 2003, gamers the world over began chomping at the bit.  We benchmarked Half-Life 2 with a long, custom- recorded timedemo that takes us along a sea-side cliff and through a few dilapidated shacks, battling the enemy throughout.  These tests were run at resolutions of 800x600 and 1024x768 without any AA or aniso and with 2X anti-aliasing and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.

When we look at Half-Life 2 performance, we're not surprised at these frame rate.  Half-Life 2 manages to offer playable framerates on a broad range of lower-end cards, including the HyperMemory and TurboCache lines.  Here, even at 1024x768, each card broke 60 FPS with No AA enabled.  At 800x600, each card even performed well with 2X AA and 8X Aniso filtering on.  For the most part, the 6200 held a slight advantage over the X300 SE HyperMemory 128, slipping only once with 2XAA and 8X Aniso testing at 1024x768.

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