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Gigabyte and XFX - GeForce 8600GT graphics cards go head-to-head - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

Nvidia's 8600GT GPU may save $$$ but does it cost more in performance? We take cards from Gigabyte and XFX and find out.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 19, 2007 4:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Time demo (Demo.dem)

 

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.

 

 

 

Lost Coast performance shows us that the 8600GT is slightly faster than the 7600GT though again we see the huge gains that the XFX offers, bringing performance almost to the levels of the 8600GTS.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

 

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