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XFX GeForce 8600GTS XXX - nVidia's new mainstream DX10 is here!

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 17, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: XFX Technology

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)


Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched


Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo


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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.




HDR test show us the overclocked 8600GTS again continues to take the lead, the stock clocked model falls back a bit with only the 7900GS beating it. Non-HDR tests show that the 8600GTS, 7900GS and X1950GT sit very similar. Half Life Lost Coast doesn't gain from an SLI setup so we can see the 7600GTs really fall back.

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