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DDR-3 Gaming Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast HDR)

DDR-3 memory is starting to become readily available but does it actually offer any performance benefits the gamer?

| Editorials in RAM | Posted: Jun 26, 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 highest resolution we see that only the DDR-3 modules are over 103 FPS while at the lower resolution the tighter timings on the DDR-2 give it the lead. We again see the overclocked CPU yield a performance increase but only at the lower resolution.

 

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