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GeCube Radeon X800XL & X850XT Graphics Cards (Page 8)

By: Shawn Baker from Feb 1, 2005 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: GeCube

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

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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.

At 1024 X 768 we see that the cards are quite close to each other but the X800XL is even able to get ahead of the 6800 Ultra.

Moving to 1600 X 1200 the gap only becomes larger for ATI with the X800XL having almost 10FPS on the 6800 Ultra and the X850XT having a massive 20FPS on it.

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