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ATI Catalyst 6.6 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

ATI has just released their latest set of Catalyst drivers for Radeon graphics card and we have our benchmarks ready!

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jun 26, 2006 4:00 am

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

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

 

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By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism, responsiveness and new HDR technology, Half-Life 2 Lost Coast 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 Lost Coast 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.

 

 

Lost Coast with HDR turned off sees a small increase with the X1300, a slight drop with the X1600 and a small increase again with the X1900.

 

 

HDR tests on the other hand don't see any performance changes from low to high end.

ATI RADEON X1300 PRO, (256 MB) AGP Graphic Card

 

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