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. 

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 52

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ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: Mainstream Graphics and Internal CrossFire - Graphics Cards 54

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While the results are close here between the ATI X1950 Pro and the XFX 7900 GS, I am giving the slight edge to ATI for the higher minimum FPS at 1600×1200 and just edging out the 7900 GS at 1920×1200 resolution.  It might be a tie; you decide.  On the CrossFire configuration though, we see a nice 35% increase in average FPS at both resolutions, which is pretty nice.

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