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ATI Catalyst 6.12 Performance Analysis - Final for 2006 - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

The final Catalyst driver for the year is out - we check out 6.12 performance and see if anything has changed.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Dec 17, 2006 5:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.valvesoftware.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.half-life2.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism, responsiveness and new HDR technology, Half-Life 2 Lost Coast opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

 

We benchmark Half Life 2 Lost Coast with our own custom timedemos as to avoid possible driver optimizations using the "record demo_name" command and loading the timedemo with the "timedemo demo_name" command - For a full list of the commands, click here.

 

 

 

The X1950XTX sees performance increases at the lower resolution and at the higher resolution the X850XT and X1650PRO see a drop. Everything goes back to normal when we move to our HDR tests though.

ATI RADEON X1900, (256 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

 

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