Half-Life 2 – Canals09

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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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:

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Again the BFG card is only slight faster than the reference platform; about 2.5% or so.  In SLI mode the HL2 engine sees a 28% gain in average FPS.

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