Half Life 2: Episode 2
With its updated game engine, gorgeous visuals, and intelligent weapon and level design, Half Life 2 has become just as popular as its predecessor, the original Half-Life. With Episode 2, you’ll get a number of visual enhancements, such as better-looking transparent texture anti-aliasing. We ran this benchmark at 1,920 x 1,200 with 4X anti-aliasing and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently. We also enabled color correction and HDR rendering. To benchmark the cards in this test, we used a custom recorded timedemo file.
The Edge Z55 put up 187.04 fps on our Half-Life 2: Episode 2 test at 1,920 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16 AF. This is just 0.13fps lower than the top-scoring Dell XPS system with dual Radeon HD 3870 X2 cards. Other systems put up respectable scores as well, but the Edge Z55 with its dual Radeon HD 4850 cards definitely won out in this largely CPU-bound test setup.