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HIS Radeon HD 2900 PRO 512MB Early Test - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)

The HD 2900 PRO blasts into our labs and Shane is ready to see if it deserves your money. Hold on as we venture forth!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 25, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: HIS

Half Life 2 (Episode One 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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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

 

 

Moving to episode 1 we can see at the lower resolution there isn't much difference between the cards, but as we move up the PRO comes ahead of the GTS and the XT reigns supreme as you would expect.

 

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