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ATI Catalyst 5.11 Performance Analysis (X1K Edition) - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

We're back on the job again with a look at the ATI Catalyst 5.11 drivers with the new Radeon X1800XT.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Nov 10, 2005 5:00 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 performance is through the roof with the release of the new driver with both high and low resolutions getting a massive increase.

ATI Radeon X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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