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.

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Here is a typical scene from our Town run through:

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Again at stock speeds, the BFG and XFX cards are pretty close in performance, but 500/1.10 speeds on the BFG card are more impressive with an  8% gain in performance on average.  The minimum framerate jumps from 39 to 45 which is also a noteable gain.

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