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Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 640MB Golden Sample - Overclocked! (Page 6)

By Shawn Baker from Jan 31, 2007 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Gainward

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

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 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.

In our non-HDR tests, we find ourselves bouncing off the CPU wall limitation. The older Radeon X1950XTX is ahead here because the Catalyst drivers actually squeeze a bit more power out of the CPU compared to the competing ForceWare drivers.

When we remove this limitation though by turning on HDR, we can see that the 8800GTS continues to dominate again and at the higher resolution the overclocked variant continues to hold its lead.

PNY GeForce 8800 GTS, (768 MB) (640 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

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