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ATI Catalyst 7.4 Performance Analysis (Windows XP) - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

Catalyst 7.4 release came early, but with only a single noted performance improvement, should we rush to update?

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Apr 25, 2007 4:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

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.

 

 

 

Our HDR on and off tests in Half Life Lost Coast also show no gains.

 

ATI Radeon X1650 Pro, (512 MB) AGP Graphics Card

 

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