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Mid-Range Graphics Card Warfare - AMD vs. nVidia (Q4 2006)

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 27, 2006 5:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)


Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched


Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo


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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.




Moving to Lost Coast we begin to see the cards separate themselves - the Radeon X1950PRO wins again thanks to the increased core in our non-HDR tests and the Radeon X1650XT has a good jump on the 7600GT, though when we move to our HDR results we see all the cards even out especially when we move to 1600x1200 and beyond.

XFX GeForce 7900 GS, (256 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card


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