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XFX GeForce 7900GS Extreme - An Overclocking Prince! - Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

Today we take a look at the new XFX GeForce 7900GS Extreme. Is it extreme enough for you to spend your dollars on it?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 8, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: XFX

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

200FPS+ in Half Life 2 Lost Coast. To say we could see the difference between that and the card running 180FPS would be a lie. But it was very cool to see an average of over 200FPS being achieved on a card which is in our mid/high end sector and not purely high-end.

 

We can clearly see that the cards are being stressed with our HDR tests but again the overclocked 7900GS is menacing although at stock, it still does lag behind the X1900GT.

XFX 7900GS 256M PVT71PUDE3 R Graphic Card

 

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