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MSI GeForce NX8800GTX OC Liquid - Water cooling vs. the 8800 Ultra

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 15, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: MSI Computer

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.




Lost Coast performance does not see anything until the higher resolutions and when HDR is turned on. Again we are seeing gains of just under 10% at the higher resolution.


We are starting to see somewhat of a trend here - the 8800 Ultra is only marginally faster than the MSI water cooled GTX.

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