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.
Here is a typical scene from our Town run through:
Even though this map on HL2 is mostly CPU bound, the X1900 XTX opens up some more headroom by taking a lead over both the X1800 XT and the 7800 GTX 512.
The results are even tighter once we push the power of dual GPUs on the Town01 map; even the 256 MB 7800 GTX cards in SLI are withing a handful of frames of the flagships.