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Budget ATI Crossfire - X1300XT and X1650PRO Tested

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 9, 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.

 

 

 

When we move to our first real-world game we can see that in Crossfire the cards score very close to each other. By themselves we can see more difference but we can see that the X1900GT really separates itself from the other cards.

 

HDR tests show similar results with the only difference being the single card setup scores being closer together unlike the non-HDR tests.

HIS X1650PRO H165PRQ256N-R R Graphic Card

 

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