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ATI Catalyst Drivers of 2005 - The Ultimate Analysis! - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

We've gone a little crazy... We've compared all 13 sets of ATI Catalyst drivers of '05 including the latest 5.13 version!

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Dec 20, 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.

 

RADEON X550

 

 

Performance throughout the year is extremely similar on both resolutions.

 

RADEON X700

 

 

X700PRO users only really see a notable increase in performance with the last two releases and only at the lower resolution.

 

RADEON X850XT

 

 

Up until December performance was pretty much neck and neck but the 5.12 and 5.13 drivers have just boosted performance on the X850XT to more then you could have expected.

ATI Radeon X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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