Half-Life 2 – Canals

Our second HL2 run through takes place in the Canals portion of the game where there are a lot of water reflections to deal with.  Here’s a typical scene from our run through:

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With the Canals level on HL2 we see a gain in performance even before the AA and AF are turned on.  The XFX OC card shows a higher minimum frame rate by 9 FPS and higher average by more than 10 FPS, a very good increase.  The performance deltas remain similar as we move to the 4xAA and 8xAF modes.

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