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Benchmarks with Halo


Benchmarks with Halo
Halo - All Patched & Ready To Go!

For many gamers, the release of Halo marked the end of a long wait, because it was originally released as an Xbox exclusive a few years back. No additional patches or tweaks are needed to benchmark with Halo, as Gearbox has included all of the necessary information in their README file. The Halo benchmark runs through four of the cut-scenes from the game, after which the average frame rate is recorded. We updated the game using the latest v1.04 patch and ran this benchmark twice, once at 1024x768 and then again at 1280x1024. Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly with Halo at the moment, so all of the tests below were run with anti-aliasing disabled.

With the first resolution tested, the OmniChrome was not capable of breaking 20FPS.  The Personal Cinema ran a minimum of 10FPS faster, making for a wide gap in the results.

When we increased resolution to 1280x1024, both cards suffered a serious hit.  But once again, the OmniChrome wasn't able to catch the Personal Cinema.

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