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ATI Catalyst 7.3 Performance Analysis (Windows XP) - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

We have test ATI's Catalyst 7.3 display driver and discover that plenty of work has been put into OpenGL optimization.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Apr 4, 2007 4:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest updates from Steam

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

Non-HDR tests showed the top of the line Radeon X1950XTX take a hit at both resolutions and turning on HDR lighting shows no real changes.

ATI RADEON X1650 Pro, (512 MB) AGP Graphic Card

 

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