Half-Life 2 – Town01

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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HL2 has usually been a game that favors the ATI architecture, but the NVIDIA 6600 has a good showing here.  Without AA and AF NVIDIA has a strong lead though once the image quality settings are turned on the X1300 Pro has a very small performance lead.  

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