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First Looks from Taiwan - ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

Today ATI is releasing their latest GPU, the Radeon X1900. We've tested the new graphics card at Gigabyte in Taiwan.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 24, 2006 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 is the first benchmark where we start to see huge performance increases for the X1900XTX. At the higher resolution the X1900XTX is a massive 84% quicker than the X1800XT and the X1900XTX is only just behind the dual X1800XT Crossfire configuration.

 

Needless to say, the real power of the X1900XTX is exploited very well in Half Life 2.

ATI RADEON X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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