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HD 3850 Crossfire vs. 8800GTS 512MB G92

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 8, 2007 5:00 am

Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)


Version and / or Patch Used: Latest from Steam


Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo


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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 Episode One 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 Episode One 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.



We can see in our first real world game performance test that things don't look quite as attractive for the Crossfire setup. With that said though, Source based games really don't like dual card setups, be it SLI or Crossfire.


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