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ASUS EN9800 GTX 512MB Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR)

We've got our first retail 9800 GTX on the table, this one being in the form of a stock offering from ASUS.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 16, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: ASUS

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

 

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 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.

 

 

Moving to our first real world game and we can see that the GTX and GX2 perform almost identical to each other with at most only a few frames separating them. The HD 3870 X2 does come out ahead at all resolutions, thanks to the way the source engine makes better use of AMD based GPUs. At most though, it's only 10% and at 190+ FPS it's not going to be noticeable.

 

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