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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX Early Test! - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR) - XP

Shane is back in action again with an early look article at NVIDIA's single GPU GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB graphics card.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:00 am

Half Life 2 (Episode Two 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

 

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 Episode Two 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 Two 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.

 

 

Finally we leave with Half Life 2 and we again see the GX2 is just able to sneak ahead of the GTX at the higher resolutions. Under XP though the HD 3870 X2 doesn't get the gains over the competition like it did under Vista.

 

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