Benchmarks with Half-Life 2
All of the card we tested performed well in Half Life 2. Once we enabled the two filtering methods, both cards' performance dropped nominally, although the advantages of more frame buffer memory became evident, much like we saw in FarCry. At 1024x768 the Sapphire Toxic Radeon X700 Pro 128 lagged the comparison 256MB card by over 11 FPS. At 1280x1024 the gap widened slightly, with the Sapphire model trailing behind by over 12 FPS. Surprisingly, even the X600XT made a decent showing at 1024x768, but was out gunned at the higher resolution.