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ATI Catalyst 5.8 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

ATI has just released the latest Catalyst drivers for their Radeon series of graphics cards. The newest version includes a massive amount of fixes for games like Battlefield 2, GTA: Vice City, Quake 3 and Warcraft III but what about performance changes? Read on as we provide a performance analysis of Catalyst 5.8 against the previous version on low, mid and high-end Radeon cards.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Aug 17, 2005 4:00 am

Half Life 2

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

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 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.

 

 

Half Life 2 on the other hands take a little dive on the X700 and X850XT, although it is nothing you would get too concerned about as the difference is that minor that you wouldn't see the difference even if you wanted to.

 

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