Half-Life 2 – Canals09
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:
In this very shader intensive test we see that the XT XF config beats out the NVIDIA 512s without AA and AF enabled but falls slightly behind when they are. The performance jump of 33% is fairly impressive though for the CrossFire setup.
These results mimic those we have seen previously where the X1800 XL in CrossFire mode can’t stand up to the GTXs or GTs running in SLI. CrossFire gains are about 25%.