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Sapphire Radeon X1800XL - Our first retail sample - Benchmarks - Half Life 2

Sapphire sent us their brand new Radeon X1800XL graphics card to be put through the usual VGA review torture.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 17, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Sapphire Technologies

Half Life 2

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

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 and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 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 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.

 

 

Half Life 2 performance seems to be up and down and we think it is safe to put this down to some early drivers.

 

We don't have any doubts thought that Half Life 2 performance will increase greatly when we get our first official set of Catalyst drivers for the X1K series of cards.

 

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