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XFX GeForce 8800 Graphics Cards - GTS & GTX Compared (Page 7)

By Shawn Baker from Nov 10, 2006 @ 23:00 CST
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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.

It would seem across the board in our non HDR tests that we are hitting a CPU brick wall.

It isn't until we turn HDR on that we see the new GeForce 8800 cards separate themselves and its clear that the GTX again brings us a very large performance increase when compared to the GTS and the rest of the cards.

Pine Technology XFX GeForce 7900 GT, (256 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

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