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Albatron Blue Ray Decoder Card Examined (Page 6)

By Shawn Baker from Nov 24, 2007 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 60%Manufacturer: Albatron

Half Life 2 (Episode One 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

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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 Episode One 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 One 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.

While a bit of low res gaming is possible on the HD 2600 PRO, it doesn't look so good for the Albatron. Source based games are generally one of the less demanding offerings and we can see that the Albatron struggles to put out any decent numbers.

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