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
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.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [New features in Cat 7.1 for Vista]
- Page 3 [New features in Cat 7.1 for Vista Continued]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Performance Notes]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark05]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 - Episode 1]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Serious Sam 2]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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