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ZOTAC GeForce 8400GS 256MB - Budget DX10 - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast HDR)

We check out ZOTAC's lowest-end DX10 part to see if the bang for buck applies here.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast HDR)

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest from Steam

 

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.

 

 

The gap is closer when we move on to real world gaming, the 8400GS manages to give us a playable setup at 1024 x 768. If you wanted to venture to 1280 x 1024 we would probably recommend the 8500GT, but even then it only offers a 10% increase.

 

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