Half-Life 2 – Town
Half-Life 2 (Direct X)
This was one of the most anticipated games in PC history, and even with the troubles it has had with Steam, HL2 drives-on as a great game and great benchmark for PC systems. Below are the default settings we used for our testing today. Actually, we enabled Reflect All instead of Reflect World and AA and AF were enabled where indicated.
Here is a typical scene from our Town run through:
Without AA and AF enabled on the Town level, we see almost no difference in performance between the three configurations of the 7800 GTX GPU. Once the image quality is turned up though, the differences are much improved and we see a 10 FPS change in the average frame rate going from the reference to the XFX OC model. Even the standard XFX model sees a nice gain as well.