Half-Life 2: Lost Coast / Episode 1
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 dynamic range) lighting uses integer math instead of floating point, both ATI and NVIDIA cards can do both HDR and AA at the same time.
Once again the EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB SC card games exceptionally well at 1600×1200 but at higher resolutions the memory cut is showing scars and depleting performance. There are a couple of instances in which the 320MB version drops its frame rate well below that of the 640MB version of the 8800 GTS in areas of high texture usage, but they were not very common in our testing.