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AMD Athlon FX-60 vs. X2 3800+ - Game Performance Compared

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 10, 2006 4:00 am
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Half Life 2

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Time demo

 

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.

 

 

With such a hefty graphics card setup, Half Life 2 finds that it is hitting a CPU limitation - the upgrade to the FX-60 gives us almost a 25% increase from the X2 3800+.

AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-60, 2.6 GHz Athlon 64 (ADAFX60CDBOX) AMD Processor in a Box (PIB)

 

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