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MSI Radeon HD 3870 512MB OC - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR) - XP

How does a mildly overclocked HD 3870 fair against the also overclocked Galaxy 9600GT we reviewed recently? We find out!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 18, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSI

Half Life 2 (Episode Two 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 Episode Two 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 Two 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.

 

 

We see in Episode Two that the gains are increased with the overclocked HD 3870 compared to the stock clocked offering from ASUS.

 

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