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Monster ATI Radeon X700 Graphics Card Roundup

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 10, 2005 4:00 am

Half Life 2


Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched


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 and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 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 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 here that the 256MB cards are all slightly slower then the 128MB GeCube cards with the Extreme version leading the pack in our first set of real world gaming benchmarks.


While we do see an average of 40FPS on the GeCube X700PRO Extreme @ 1600 x 1200, this would be tipping borderline playable with it dropping below 30 FPS at times.


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