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ATI Catalyst 6.5 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

Yesterday ATI released their newest set of Catalyst drivers and we take our usual look at the performance changes.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: May 25, 2006 4:00 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 also sees no performance increase on any of the cards.

ATI RADEON X1900 XTX, (512 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

 

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