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ATI Catalyst 5.10 (October 2005) Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

ATI has released a new set of Catalyst drivers. We compare the latest Catalyst 5.10 drivers against Catalyst 5.9.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Oct 13, 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 shows similar a picture to Far Cry, the X850XT gains the most performance with the X700PRO getting a nice performance increase at the lower resolution and the little X550 gains next to nothing.

 

RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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