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Unlocking the Sapphire X800GTO² - 12 vs. 16 Pipe Adventure - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

We've unlocked the Sapphire X800GTO˛ and increased the pixel pipelines to come in line with the more expensive X850XT.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 20, 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

 

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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.

 

 

Half Life 2 at the lower resolution shows performance is slightly down but when we move to the higher resolution we see the results move into the favor of the 16 pipe version of the card.

 

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