Half Life 2: Episode 2 benchmarked

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 10 2007 @ 14:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HardOCP took a quick look at the performance of Valve's new Half Life 2: Episode 2.
We are working on a full performance and image quality apples-to-apples article comparing the Radeon 2900 XT and GeForce 8 series video cards. Until that is ready we’d like to share with you our first performance experiences with the game with a quick apples-to-apples performance comparison. The graphs below consist of a run-through of the entire first level of Half Life 2: Episode 2 in an apples-to-apples format. We have chosen to run at 1600x1200 4XAA/16XAF maximum in-game settings on all video cards under Windows Vista x64 Ultimate using Catalyst 7.10 for the 2900 XT and ForceWare 163.75 for the GeForce 8 series video cards with a C2D X6800/680i platform.
Check it out over here. The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB and 640MB beat the Radeon 2900 XT by a small margin, while the GeForce 8800 GTS and Ultra totally own the latter cards.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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