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ATI Catalyst 7.1 for Vista - Software improvement and Crossfire!

By: Cameron Wilmot | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jan 28, 2007 5:00 am
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Half Life 2 - Episode 1

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest through Steam

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://ep1.half-life2.com

 

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Episode 1 or EP1 for short is one of the latest additions to the Half Life 2 series and is much more intensive than the regular game including more impressive visuals using features such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting and so on.

 

We benchmark Half Life 2 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.

 

 

Under the more intensive EP1, we see that once again the new Cat 7.1 drivers for Vista improve performance by a small margin and Crossfire is able to show its power of dual graphics again showing that it is working well.

Microsoft Windows Vista™ Ultimate Full Version for PC

 

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