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ATI Catalyst 7.5 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast HDR)

We test out the performance of the new ATI Catalyst 7.5 drivers under Windows XP to see what has changed since the last.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jun 18, 2007 4:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast HDR)

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest 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.

 

 

At the lower resolutions the HD 2900 XT goes slightly backwards while it sneaks ahead of the older revision at the highest resolution.

 

Last generation cards continue to see no difference again.

 

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