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ATI Catalyst 5.12 (December 2005) Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

The final ATI driver for 2005 is Catalyst 5.12 - we examine the performance as usual and find out if you should upgrade.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Dec 12, 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.

 

 

The X700 and X850XT both receive a nice bump in performance in 1024 x 768 but at 1600 x 1200 the performance keeps coming for the X850XT with a noticeable jump in frames.

ATI RADEON X850 XT, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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