Sapphire Radeon X850 Pro 256MB PCI Express
Benchmarks with Halo
|For many gamers, the release of Halo marked the end of a long wait, since 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 patched the game using the latest v1.06 patch and ran this benchmark twice, once at 1024x768 and then again at 1600x1200. Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly with Halo at the moment, so all of the test below were run with anti-aliasing disabled.|
Halo proved to be a balanced performer at 1024x768, allowing both X8xx cards to stay within a frame of each other. Only the X700 Pro dropped below 60 FPS, trailing the X8xx's by approximately 25 FPS. At 1600x1200, the X850 Pro took a slight lead over the slower clocked X800 Turbo. The 8-Pixel Pipe X700 Pro slid closer to 20 FPS at this resolution.