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 1280x1024. 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 tight race between the two X700 Pros. At 1024x768, the Toxic model managed the better score over the 256MB X700 Pro, although it was hardly a decisive victory with a margin of 1.6 FPS. When we increased the resolution to 1280x1024, the picture shifted back in favor of the X700 Pro 256MB, again by a very tight margin of less than 1 FPS. At the conclusion of the Halo testing, the two X700 Pros were essentially tied in performance.