Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (Direct X)
Lost Coast is the free technology demo that Valve created to show off their HDR rendering technique. Because this method of doing HDR (high dynamnic range) lighting uses integer math instead of floating point, both ATI and NVIDIA cards can do both HDR and AA at the same time.
The latest addition to our benchmark suite, Lost Coast is the HDR tech demo for Valve. The NVIDIA 7800 GTX 512 is able to barely hold a lead in the 4xAA/8xAF quality settings results here with the X1900 XTX knocking at its door.
Once again we see the dual 7800 GTX 512s running past the X1900 XTs in CrossFire mode, despite a much closer single card battle than these results indicate.