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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Half-Life 2

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.  Unfortunately, thanks to a compromised internal network; the theft of a portion of the game's source code; a couple of missed deadlines; and a tumultuous relationship with the game's distributor, Vivendi Universal, we all had to wait until November 2004 to get our hands on this gem.  We benchmarked Half-Life 2 with a long, custom- recorded timedemo that takes us along a cliff and through a few dilapidated shacks, battling the enemy throughout.  These tests were run at resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 without any AA or aniso and with 4X anti-aliasing and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.

 

When it came to Half-Life 2 performance, the HIS X700 Pro card performed very well.  Using our custom demo, we had no trouble exceeding triple digits at 1024x768 with the highest image quality set in-game.  Even at 1600x1200 the card did very well, only dipping below 60 FPS with AA and Aniso enabled.  The next best performer was the X600 XT, which did well at 1024x768, but struggled at 1600x1200.

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